ropecast — 18.08.17, 00:00:00

110. Of tongues, threats and tools

We are back with David Erent and English as a lingua franca.

David and Peter are going to look at how the use of English outside of its native territories affects other languages and speaker communities such as the French, the Finns, and the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.


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ropecast — 01.08.17, 12:00:00

109. A Frenchman in Finland

French? - Finnish? - Swedish? - Arabic? - Hungarian? - Croatian? - I thought we were here to learn English?

We are indeed! And today's guest, David Erent from Helsinki, is going to explain to Peter and to you how English comes into play to resolve the truly Babylonian confusion in his life.


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ropecast — 15.07.17, 12:00:00

108. The labours of Maybot

As promised last time, Neil Charlton is back to explain what happened in this year's general elections in Britain.

Peter wants to know what factors played the biggest role for the surprising results they had.


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ropecast — 01.07.17, 12:00:00

107. A year after

Does that title ring a bell? Yes, we are referring back to our special episode number ten that we recorded on -the day after- Britain voted to leave the EU.

Today Neil Charlton is back, almost exactly a year after those events, and he is telling us about BrExit reality today. Peter wants to know if people have realised what this decision really meant and how it affects life in Britain at this point.


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ropecast — 15.06.17, 12:00:00

106. Figuratively baking

While our last two episodes dealt with the specific vocabulary for bakery products in Britain and the United States, Roger and Peter are looking into a figurative use of these words in proverbs, idioms and other fixed expressions this time.

Would you believe us if we told you this episode is really the icing on the cake of the current mini-series? Or do you think it's rather a cherry?


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