It’s graduation season, which means it’s time for school administrators to brush up on their pronunciation skills. Can you imagine the pressure? Here’s a good story by 9NEWS in Denver about how commencement is handled at Colorado University’s Denver campus. The video is embedded below, but if you can’t see it, go to their website to watch it.
“The Punisher”, “Harry”, “The Real Eagle of Davao”. These are all names for one and the same person: President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. Read more about the feisty politician who’s been known to use more than a few colorful nicknames himself.
On Saturday, the 3rd of October, the Welsh Place Name Society and the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland (SNSBI) will be joining forces for a shared annual conference. Presentations will cover a variety topics within the fascinating field of UK toponymy. The official venue for this special event is the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY.
For more information regarding the conference program and registration, visit the SNSBI website.