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African American Vernacular English

African American Vernacular English

June 16, 2020 6:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

African American Vernacular English (AAVE) has a number of names, including Black Vernacular English. For many decades now linguists have studied AAVE. They understand it not as a defective form of Standard English. Rather it is a variety of English in its own right. It has its own lexicon, grammar... read more

billionaire boltholes

Billionaire Boltholes: More on New Zealand

May 8, 2020 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

During the pandemic lockdown I’m reposting earlier blogs if they have more relevance now than when I first posted them. This one involves billionaire boltholes. Billionaire Boltholes: Present Billionaires from around the world have their escapes in New Zealand. Here’s a video on this real estate phenomenon from May 4,... read more