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10 décembre 2017 7 10 /12 /décembre /2017 12:00

Why is punctuation important, and does it matter if we get it wrong ?
Neil and Alice discuss rhetoric, commas, and why using full stops when we’re texting can make us sound insincere.

This week's question : What is another word for the keyboard sign that represents a paragraph ?

Is it… a) pilcrow ?   b) bodkin ?   c) pica ? ... You'll hear the answer at the end of the programme.

Vocabulary

stuffy
formal

sloppy
careless 
stickler
somebody who insists on a certain way of doing a particular thing
irony
using words to mean something that is the opposite of its most usual meaning 
rhetoric
the art of persuasive speaking 
literal
the usual meaning of a word or phrase 
clause
grammatical unit containing a subject and a verb 
emoticons
facial expressions made out of keyboard characters

And here is >>  the transcript of the programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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