The former journalist raised eyebrows recently when he lapsed into Nonstandard English which is frowned upon in his National Curriculum.
The word 'OK' has only been around for 180 years, but it's become the most spoken word on the planet.
The book promises to help reclaim language used against women, exploring the origins of gendered slurs. But its use of contemporary slang and lack of an index undermines its credibility.
Britons are notoriously bad at learning other languages. Here are some of the things that they find difficult.
Vulnerable groups are being excluded from society due to their lack of ability to speak national languages.
Research shows that mother tongue teaching is the most ideal tool for early child education.
Ever wondered why curry is named after a pop singer from post-war Belfast? So have we.
Teaching children how to break down words into their meaning and origin can help them be better spellers.
Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying 'more than a million people' in Australia 'cannot speak English well or at all'. Let's look at the numbers.
FactCheck requested sources and comment from Senator Pauline Hanson to support her statement about the number of people in Australia who can't speak English "well or at all".
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
Journalists should mind their language.
'Some of us speak King’s English, some of us speak jive,' declares the lead character in Lee's powerful new film. And he wields the English language to devastating effect.
Concerns about non-English-speaking migrant populations leading to "parallel communities" are not well founded. Third-generation migrants are typically monolingual in English.
Britain can't keep relying on everyone else speaking English.
British colonial rule of Iraq led to some intriguing language swaps.
Having English as a common language can and does lead to problems.
But the British soon got the hang of profanity.
It would diminsh the value of Britain's multilingualism, promote a monolingual ideology and discriminate against speakers of other languages.
Africa's current situation has a parallel in European history - the Reformation and the changes it wrought in terms of language exceptionalism.