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

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A business professor at the University of Southern California became the center of an international academic controversy last weekend, after ​the school administration received a letter accusing him of using Chinese...

The pandemic is changing the English language

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The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The c...

Oxford English Dictionary couldn’t pick just one ‘word of the year’ for 2020

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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has been unable to name its traditional word of the year for 2020, instead exploring how far and how quickly the language has developed this year. "It quickly became apparent that...

English whisky? A spirits pioneer tries to survive the pandemic and Brexit

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Glasgow, Scotland (CNN Business)Daniel Szor is doing something unusual: making whisky in England. The native New Yorker founded Cotswolds Distillery six years ago after realizing the picturesque area of southern Engl...

New ‘sea dragon’ species discovered by amateur fossil hunter off English coast

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A British fossil hunter has found a previously unidentified "sea dragon" on the southern English coast. Steve Etches unearthed the well-preserved ichthyosaur fossil in limestone on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. He t...

English National Opera singers are helping ‘long Covid’ patients breathe

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The English National Opera (ENO) is rolling out its singing, breathing and wellbeing program for recovering coronavirus patients around the country following a successful trial. ENO Breathe is a joint project betwee...

‘Minari’ just won best foreign-language film. The director feared he’d have to make the movie in English

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If it weren't for a producer's persistence, the movie that won best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes might have been made in English instead. "Minari" writer-director Lee Isaac Chung told CNN in a recent i...

The latest Dictionary.com words include several from African American Vernacular English and phrases related to race and identity

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Adding a word to the dictionary has long been a sign of mainstream legitimacy. And in the latest batch added to Dictionary.com, the online dictionary has included multiple African American Vernacular English words s...

Protesters injure police and set vehicles ablaze in English city, as tensions over new crime bill boil over

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London Officials have condemned violent scenes at a protest in Bristol, England that left police officers injured and vehicles ablaze, as tensions mount between law enforcement and activists over a controversial crim...

Princess Diana’s former apartment will receive English Heritage plaque

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English Heritage, an organization that manages more than 400 historic sites in the U.K., recently announced that it will be installing a special plaque at the London apartment where Diana Spencer lived before she mar...

English rock group Genesis announces first US tour in 14 years

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Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford announced "The Last Domino? Tour" on Thursday, which will kick off in Chicago on Nov. 15. The 14-date tour will also visit Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Montreal, Toronto, ...

FIFA, UEFA joins English soccer’s 4-day social media boycott

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The boycott will also be joined by English cricket and rugby clubs, and the British Lawn Tennis Association, highlighting concerns that Twitter and Facebook, which also owns Instagram, aren't doing enough to combat r...

A 330-ton fatberg is clogging an English city’s sewer, and it won’t move for weeks

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London A massive fatberg, weighing more than 300 tons, is clogging a sewer in an English city -- and authorities say it is unlikely to move for weeks. The mammoth mass of waste stretches to more than half a mile in l...

English FA opens inquiry to assess Super League sanctions

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The Premier League also disclosed Monday that it had prepared measures to stop teams playing in closed competitions. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham launched an ill-fated...

‘What are you doing here?’ Lorna Falconer says she’s faced racism and sexism in English football

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You're hired! Football executive Lorna Falconer has never been on "The Apprentice," but the story of how she got a foot in the door of an industry that is notoriously difficult to enter for women, especially Black w...

Fulham relegated from English Premier League after 1 season

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Fulham's rollercoaster ride between the top two divisions of English soccer has taken the London club back out of the Premier League, its fate sealed by losing to Burnley 2-0 on Monday. Fulham joined Sheffield United...

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