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Her birthday: must set plans in motion. Run a bath, put on cologne, set the table. High anxiety. Run down list: set watch again, put water in glasses, set flowers. Run to the window — phew! Watch her put a finger to the doorbell. Such joy! What timing!
British people are used to the stream of Americanisms entering the language. But some are worse than others, argues Matthew Engel.
• "I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
• No word in the English language rhymes with "month", "orange", "silver" or "purple".
• The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
1. The enemy got a good hammering.
a) Враг хорошо информирован.
b) Врагу крепко досталось.
c) Враг искусно дезинформирован.
d) У врага хорошая ударная мощь.
Valspeak?is a slang term adopted to describe the way of speaking used by?valley girls who were stereotypically considered ‘airheards’ interested in shopping, personal appearance and social status only.