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Friday, July 1, 2011

Quirky English: "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain..."


Do you recognize this picture from the classic Audrey Hepburn film? I was suddenly reminded of My Fair Lady the other day when reading a fellow colleague's/co-author's blog about english slang in the UK. It made me think of this movie and how much english and even american slang has changed in just merely fifty years.  I also think this 60's musical is a funny commentary of how "improper" english sounded back in the day. It is particularly significant to note the changes in our vocabulary and how the overuse of swear words has become much more common and habitual in this day and age.  If you have never seen this linguistic rags to riches American-made tale, you should take a quick look at the summary of the film and of course rent the movie: My Fair Lady.

To experience first-hand some of the British or American slang that exists today, visit our Easy Languages site which has information on multiple English programs and courses provided in the UK and in the USA. We also have language courses around the world for those of you who are already fully capable of reading this post (Read: You're already far advanced and articulate in the tricky nuances of English grammar). But check it out! Yeah! 

Photo: Flickr user AndreasPizsa (Copyright Warner Bros. 1964)