Do you know all of these words? According to the iWeb Corpus, they are likely to appear on the same web pages as the word coronavirus. virus, viral infection, infect, infected, infectious disease respiratory severe symptom outbreak vaccine, vaccination syndrome fever spread human middle illness transmission antibody immune animal patient diarrhea acute case cat cell… Read more Coronavirus vocabulary
The procedure for connecting phones, laptops, etc. to eduroam has changed again. The latest instructions are here.
Because Internet : Understanding the New Rules of Language, by linguist Gretchen McCulloch, is a guide to the way internet language is evolving. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer “LOL” or “lol,” why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in… Read more Because Internet
Hey. Using a full stop like this in texts, chat messages and emails could imply that you have bad news. Friend sends me a chat message that’s just “Hey.” Me: oh my god what’s with the period has someone died (Reader, it was fine.) — Gretchen McCulloch (@GretchenAMcC) 7 February 2019 Source: Portentous periods (Language… Read more The ominous full stop
When searching the internet, you can limit your search to a particular website or type of website. Put the word site: (with the colon) in front of a domain name such as uea.ac.uk or ac.uk. For example, you could use these search terms to find information on Chinese societies at different universities: Limit search to… Read more Searching with site: