Daily archives: December 16, 2012

Daily Blog 12/16/2012

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Do you speak Mancunian?

Linguists at the University of Manchester have discovered that their city boasts a population that speaks at least 153 languages, making it one of the world’s most diverse places linguistically.

via Manchester is the most linguistically diverse city in Europe | UK news | The Observer.

I think this is awesome, though I sometimes have problems speaking my one language (I swear, one day Charlotte and I are going to have a conversation completely in grunts).  Obviously the reactionarie are going to tell me that living in a world class city is somehow a bad thing.