Bette Midler Called Racist After Saying Melania Trump ‘Still Can’t Speak English’ at RNC

She added: “I urge people to come together in a civil manner so we can work and live up to our standard American ideals. I also ask people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice, and never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin.”

A Very English Scandal spin-off will focus on ‘first woman to be slut shamed’

The Duchess of Argyll’s divorce from the 11th Duke of Argyll ignited public speculation when a list emerged of some 80 men she had reportedly slept with, said to include two government ministers and three members of the royal family.

USC professor under fire after using Chinese expression students allege sounds like English slur

​In the letter, Patton said former international students had given him the example of nei ge as a filler word, and he chose to use it in an attempt to be more inclusive, he said — to “find and include many international, global, diverse, female, broad and inclusive leadership examples and illustrations to enhance communication […]

English spelling campaigners enlist the help of Hamlet

Minor changes have included the removal of some extra letters – for example, the word “music” was once written “musick”. In North America some words – for example, “color” – are written differently from their English equivalents – although, as the society points out, it’s actually pronounced “culur” on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ars toasts English language as Web 2.0 named millionth word

The very precision of the “one million word” claim is patent nonsense, of course, depending entirely on how you count words, what’s excluded, and what the criteria is for something going “mainstream.” GLM does not count, for instance, “the 600,000 species of mold” as separate words, nor do “the tens millions of lesser known chemical […]

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian says Trump’s immigration ban is ‘deeply un-American’

If you’ve never seen people taking the pledge of allegiance for the first time as U.S. Citizens, it will move you: a room full of people who can really appreciate what I was lucky enough to grow up with, simply by being born in Brooklyn. It thrills me to write reference letters for enterprising founders […]

Why you shouldn’t get salty if your child ‘speaks YouTube’

A survey of 3,000 childcare providers and teachers for, an online platform for childcare providers, parents, schools and tutors, has found that a quarter of primary school teachers are now familiar with the “YouTube accent” phenomenon – when children adopt an American accent or slang as a result of watching YouTube videos and television […]

Crimson Peak review – an American in fear of the Lake District

Yet the narrative itself is torn more upon the horns of the Brontë sisters and Edgar Allan Poe, with a vivid splash of Sheridan Le Fanu. We open in the turn-of-the-century US and progress to a misty UK, but there’s more in common with del Toro’s Spanish-language productions (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone) than such English-speaking […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Prisoner caught in Iran power struggle

Siamak Namzi, an Iranian-American businessman, was detained in October 2015 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker, was held the following April Homa Hoodfar, a Iranian-Canadian academic, was detained in June last year. Hardliners hit backIran is in the grip of an ideological power-struggle, with two competing world views.

The Boys season 2 episode 3 recap: quotable and explosive, this is The Boys amped up to the max

Super triviaThis isn’t the first time we’ve encountered the Samaritan’s Embrace charity. Fronted by stretchy supe Ezekiel in season one, the Seven-sponsored organisation is a front for illegal shipments of Compound V.Steve Boyum, the director of the episode, has also worked as a stunt performer. His credits include Apocalypse Now, The Blues Brothers and Predator.In […]