We're about the English language. What we love about it, what we hate about it. If you're learning English or you have an interest in our bastard tongue then this is for you.
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HORIBLE MURDER!!! WHO KILEED PERKINS? Crime, Punishment Police and the English language
37:39In this podcast Jon and Gideon discuss expressions and vocabulary you will need to understand detective series and fiction whether it be Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie or Columbo. This episode will reveal all
HOW to Criticize and Give Feedback without Getting your Face Slapped
28:48Sometimes in life you have to criticize someone you know. However, you want to do this in a friendly, diplomatic way that doesn't cause offence and results in the behavioral change you desire. In this video we discuss the ways to do this and you'll learn lots of vocabulary and expressions too.
RP (RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION) The English they in the dictionaries but what is it?
27:56Today Jon and Gideon discuss the RP accent. That's the standard British accent and probably the one you're learning if you're studying British English. What does it mean? Who speaks it? And what's the difference between this and Oxford English or The Queens' English or BBC English. All will be revealed.
From Covidiots to Cancel Culture: New Words in the English Language
39:052020 was a difficult year due to the pandemic. However, linguistically it was quite rich giving us a large number of interesting new words. It doesn't stop with Covid though, social media and technology also provided us with many new ways of expression.
When Menu Translations and Restaurant Names Go Wrong | Lost in Translation part 2
19:34In Part 2 Jon and Gideon look at some the strangest menu translations where you ask yourself either 'no way would I eat that' or 'what the hell does that mean?' Calling your restaurant something in a foreign language is also a risky strategy.
ITravelled the World Correcting Bad English Signs so You Don't Have To | Lost in Translation part 1
25:52I spend my holidays finding badly written English signs from across the world. Yes, I know I'm weird. This is part one of a two-part special. This is a collaboration the Zeitgeist Banana podcast and Jon from the English with Monty podcast. https://montyenglish.co.uk/english-language-podcast