We’ve had our say in 'A History of the English Language in 100 Places'. From Peterborough to Poldhu; from Lichfield to Liverpool; from Bruges to Boston USA; from Salford to Singapore there are many places across the world which we consider are landmarks for the English language. Now we want you to share your landmark places, the locations where you see linguistic footprints connected to English today.
The English Project's Artist in Residence, Mary Kuper, was supported by the Leverhulme Trust to create illustrated etymologies of 25 words. You can see some of her work on this page. The entire collection of posters was exhibited in Winchester from 10th June to 8th July 2011.
The Great British Collection of Nicknames for Places. The English Project has teamed up with Ordnance Survey to compile an ‘Alternative Gazetteer’ of Britain. It’s what we call Location Lingo.
When the English Project launched a collection of what we called Kitchen Table Lingo in the summer of 2008 we had no idea that we were opening the door to such a whirlwind of words. They poured into our little kitchen through the windows, the doors - and some even through the catflap – at such a rate that we were overwhelmed by the influx.