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London in November – Bilingual communities in the city

London in November – still blessed with warm weather and proud of its charming parks with vast lawns of dark green grass covered in heaps of golden leaves. Winter season is fast approaching with festive decorations in the streets, Christmas traditional fairs and ice-skating rinks, where you can hear skaters talk in dozens of different languages. London has become a second home for many immigrants who, by starting their lives over in a new country, entered a totally new social network formed by the majority of ‘natives’ and minority communities, all of which live by certain rules, also rules governing their modes of communication. Continue reading London in November – Bilingual communities in the city

A Pole, English, and French guy got lost in a desert…

How many times have you heard from an Englishman, in reaction to your kind question: ‘Good morning, how may I help you?’ – ‘Yes, I wonder if you can….’

Probably the most irritating sentence you can hear first thing in the morning. Continue reading A Pole, English, and French guy got lost in a desert…