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ingg lish

  • n  an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
  • n  the people of England
  • n  the discipline that studies the English language and literature
  • n  (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people
  • a  of or relating to the English language
News & Articles

  • Oxford English Dictionary revises entry for “tweet”
    (CNN) — The Oxford English Dictionary has finally gotten around to acknowledging that tweeting isn’t just for the birds. In...
    June 18, 2013 - FOX 6 Milwaukee
  • French-English parking meter signs in Burlington
    Vermont’s largest city now has about 700 parking meter signs in French and English. Vermont Public Radio reported that the project is a result of a resolution of ‘‘French friendliness’’ passed recently by the Burlington City Council and intended to make French-Canadian tourists feel more welcome.        
    June 18, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • English Gavels Resound in a Trove Headed to Yale
    Yale University has acquired a vast and renowned collection of English lawbooks and legal manuscripts assembled by the barrister Anthony Taussig.
    June 16, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Sepp Blatter in The Guardian
    9.40am: Blatter has also confirmed that: "I have spoken to the federations [England and Mexico] directly concerned by mistakes. I have expressed to them apologies ...... The English said 'thank you' and accepted that you can win [some] and you lose...
  • Keith Richards in RTE.ie
    A statement on the official Rolling Stones website from Richards says: "The complete story is lost in the usual slanting." "The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now...
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who'sa professor of English in Chicago ...... somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old,Obama complained.

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