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When comparing British and American English, American spelling is much ____________ (easier/harder)
Who blended the English language with Germainic languages after his conquering of England?
Dialects are created when two groups merge (True/False)
What is the process of creating new words called?
The way people speak in a certain region is a __________
Body language used in groups is known as ____________ body language
In one word describe the reason Surnames began to be used? (Think about government)
Most words in the English language are derived from what language?
Insulting people based on gender is called ____________
Politically correct language can also be a type of _____________
Slang is long lived (True/False)
What is one reason why places are named a certain thing
Jargon, once it becomes slang, is no longer jargon (True/False)
A persons use of space to separate themselves from someone is ______________
The West American dialect is the most normal (True/False)
Body language like sign language is known as ______________ body language
Name one way how words are created (there are 8)
Name one reason people used a certain Surname
When you take most of a word off it is a(n) ______________
Methods used to convince people to buy a product are called
Calling other races bad names to make people feel better about themselves is called __________
Products are targeted to specific audiences because there is no way to target everybody (True/False)
Which of the following is not a difference between British and American english: Pronunciation, Spelling, Verb conjugation, Terminology
The study of African American dialects
A substitution for a bad term is called ________________
Slang was created by poor people (True/False)
Nonverbal communication did not become widely popular until the 1990's (True/False)
Name an Anglo-Saxon group
Advertising has been around since the dawn of man (True/False)
Profanity directly insults ______________
The surname 'Smith' came from... (think of how people came up with surnames)
Slang adopts to all different cultures (True/False)
The study of body language is known as _____________
When a word it shortened it is called a(n) ______________
The roots of racism are from social observation (True/False)
If you are calling someone Dr. or Mr. it is a(n) ___________
A word or phrase that excludes certain groups of people is ________
In ebonics, consonants sometimes disappear, s and t sounds disappear, and the letter o is not pronounced (True/False)
Which of the following goes through an entire society? (Slang/Jargon)
When/where did surnames change?
When a word is comprised of several words all put together by the first letter of each word it is a(n) ____________
Language that does not offend anyone is considered _____________
Gobbledegook was a term coined by Maury Maverick in 1944 (True/False)
Obscenity refers to ______________
Name an American regional dialect
Euphemism is usually vague in description (True/False)
Instinctive body language is body language which you do without thinking about it and is natural (True/False)
Gobbledegook is a type of ____________, because it goes through a group
Profanity exists in every language (True/False)

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