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A Word in Your Ear with Professor Roly Sussex: everyday Latin
The English language has adopted many Latin expressions and abbreviations. Professor Roly Sussex helps to sort your "ipso facto" from your "carpe diem".
A Word in Your Ear with Professor Roly Sussex: Changing language across generations
We don't speak English the same way as they did in Shakespeare's day, so why would we expect to be communicating in the same way as we did in the 1950s or even the 70s?
A Word in Your Ear with Professor Roly Sussex
Although most of us have been taught at school not to use the word 'get' in writing, it's still the third most common verb in the English language after 'be' and 'have'.
A Word in Your Ear with Professor Roly Sussex: The informality of Australian English
Today we look at the informality of English as used in Australia, and the ways in which it is less formal than in many other countries.
A Word In Your Ear with Professor Roly Sussex: Military words and expressions
Military words and expressions turn up in everyday usage, but few people know where they really come from. Roly Sussex is joined here by military historian and journalist, Major Ross Eastgate to discuss the language of the armed forces.