A History of English in Simple English PART 3 – Chaucer, Shakespeare, & the Printing Press

Today’s post is the final segment on a short history of the English language. In the last post, I talked about the impact of invasions from the Vikings and the Normans on the English language. In this video, I’ll share […]

A History of English in Simple English PART 1 – Celts, Romans, & Germanic Tribes

The English language has evolved (or changed) a great deal over time. It’s interesting and worth knowing a little about, so today’s post is part one of three parts all about the history of the English language. It’s a long […]

The Multi-Modality of Human Communication

Each of the world’s languages, including English, is just one part of one mode of communication, which is verbal communication. Human communication is actually multi-modal. Multi means many, and modal refers to the mode or type of communication. What are […]

Mistakes Native English Speakers Make PART 2 – MALAPROPISMS

Today’s post is about malapropisms. Malapropisms have a lot in common with eggcorns—they involve one word being improperly used in place of another. In contrast to an eggcorn, however, there isn’t much logic involved in creating a malapropism; it’s usually […]