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http://caxton1485.wordpress.com/

I've only glanced at it so far but he seems to know his stuff.
 
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I notice that he is an older graduate student in English language and literature at Oxford, I loved the Kinglsey quotation about berks and prissies. Adding it to my blogroll right now.


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Looks good. I've subscribed.


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I liked very much the May 5 post, "On a Testing Time" where he reviews a a proposed test on grammar, punctuation & spelling for KS2. Admirably demonstrates how standardized tests on such material will end up promoting prescriptivism (after all, so much easier to grade when the world is viewed in B&W). I'm betting that in the US, Common Core Standards (& their associated assessments) will be dead in the water before they make it to grammar & punctuation. They're only at Math & Reading & already it's a brouhaha.
 
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You puzzled me for a moment as that's on David Crystal's Blog not the one I linked to. Then I realised that the top post on Caxton links to David Crystal's blog which we have mentioned before. He is one of the top British linguists and his writing is always a joy to read.
 
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Looking further at the Caxton blog, I discovered through This post that the author's last name is English. It's unlikely, I know, but I wonder if he's any relation to our own RE? They've both got beards, but then so do I and a few other members. Smile


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His surname is England.


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Rats! So it is. Ignore that then. Red Face


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English His surname is England.

Maybe it's his married name.


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Here's another that apparently used to be quite popular that I've only just discovered. There is a tenuous link with the Caxton blog : Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog. It does, though, seem to be almost moribund now.


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It maketh my cerebral cortex writhe in agonye.


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Well, heck, arnie. I think you should revive it. We all know what a Chaucer fan you are!
 
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