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Japanese words in the English language

Around the year 1500, Japanese words started making their way into the English language. Since then, despite Japan’s relative seclusion throughout the centuries, Japanese words have continued to have a slow but steady influence on the English language. Japanese words …

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Rhotic and non-rhotic English, where are they spoken?

The rhotic variety of English and the non-rhotic variety are two distinct varieties of the English language. But what exactly does this mean, and where exactly do people speak these variants of English? In Rhotic English, the letter r is …

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Facts you might not know about St James Park in London

The Blue Bridge in St. James’ Park offers a picture-perfect vantage point of Buckingham Palace, despite the fact that the park is the smallest of the royal parks. St. James’ Park is an excellent location for taking photographs. There are …

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The art and watercolors of the Bankside Gallery

A small art gallery with free entry that you can find at 48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH, close to the Tate Modern and is sometimes overlooked by tourists, yet it is well worth seeing. The Royal Watercolor Society’s headquarters, which …

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