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RammTalk 19: A question of class, innit?

Posted by Jackie White on Sunday, September 2, 2012, In : German language 
The words you use (terminology) and how you say them (pronunciation) give away either the class you are, or, in the case of those taking elocution lessons, the class you want to be.  You may think this stuff was all firmly consigned to the past, but an interesting book, Watching the English (by Kate Fox) reveals it to be alive and kicking in our linguistic present.

Upper classes like to think their way of speaking is correct, as lower classes swallow their t's and drop their h's (with to wiv; ...
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RammTalk 7: Publish - And Be Heard

Posted by Jackie White on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : General comment 
It's not often I feel strongly enough to write a letter to the Editor of a paper (yet alone the London Evening Standard) but my boiling blood on reading Sebastian Shakespeare's recent dismissal of self publishers could have been scooped up by Till Lindemann himself and added to the pot of gently simmering assorted body parts in Mein Teil.

So I put spare rib to paper and carved a reply on an overhanging skin parchment to make sure my point was heard.  This is what I wrote:
 
"Sebastian Shakespear...
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Jackie White Fluent German speaker and fan of Rammstein's music who wants to help other RammFans who don't speak German understand what it's all about.