English!

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I’ve always loved English. Even though sometimes it seems illogical and confusing ;).

This semester, I have to learn the origin of English language and boy it’s frustrating! Endless charts, dates, words, names… Phew!

This will by no means lessen my love for the language and literature, but honestly, all this effort is tiring πŸ˜‰ just ranting though, after all, it was my choice to pick English as my major, and I staunchly stand by it! πŸ™‚

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30 thoughts on “English!

  1. The English language is fun when you factor how many early tribes merged, and how many other cultures raped and pillaged such that the language changed, and how a few remaining tribes impacted the heavy Roman influence. We cannot discount the French influence and, if all that is not a cause for confusion, add in some Edwardian and Victorian and Elizabethan phrasing. Then of course we cannot forget colloquial expressions across the country, and it is horrendous what an Atlantic crossing can do to the language. Enjoy your studies. It is a fine language when used correctly! πŸ™‚

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    1. I love reading about the origin of laureate just like I love reading the history of the world! It’s amazing… But when my academic performance depends on me remembering all of it… It just gets a little tiring πŸ˜‰ but yes, I am having fun! πŸ™‚

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      1. That’s the key, once you pull in the performance factor everything seems to be getting frustrating.
        Just forget about academics and indulge yourself into it. Not far off, you will be a shining star. Best wishes.

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  2. Tell me about it! I’m English born and bred and still get confused now! If I could go back in time I think I might have liked to do a creative writing and literature type of degree. I’m sure you’re loving it really! πŸ˜‰

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  3. But Still you are fortunate to be studying subject of your liking whereas Whenever I say my family I want to do majors in English..they literally throw daggers at me πŸ˜› they are like apni field say related main karo πŸ˜›

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      1. To both of you ……….. pursue your interests because you never want to reach a point in life where you look back and think “I wish I had ………………..” or “I wonder if I could have …………….? Of course there are consequences to every decision but, at least from my perspective, you should pursue your dreams and accept the consequences. All the best to both of you. πŸ™‚

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      1. Perhaps you just need to understand that it is also “a lil confusing” in the UK. For all the emphasis put on English Language in the schools, a huge proportion of the population have difficulty with using it correctly and to its best advantage. If you can grasp the strong Latin component, then you will have an insight into other Latin based languages. Bonus!

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      2. The “French connection” is also interesting (and the still prevailing distrust of the French is an interesting topic to pursue when time presents the opportunity). As for your English? Based on your writings here, you clearly have a very good grasp of the language so learning about it’s origins will ………….. let’s say that you currently have a plain sponge cake. Once you have understood the history of the language, your sponge cake will have a delicious topping of fresh cream and your favorite fruit! Enjoy!

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