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  • Florence Lyons 19 Aug 2011 7:03pm () in RSS Feed

    Hi again


    I have tried at home on my husband's PC using Firefox and it works perfectly



  • Florence Lyons 19 Aug 2011 3:30pm () in RSS Feed



    I have tried to RSS feed "e=learning teaching" but I have tried with other groups and it does not work ( I have this giant page of HTML codes coming up"


    I am using Chrome =)



  • Florence Lyons 18 Aug 2011 4:08pm () in RSS Feed


    I have problem with Rss Feed icon (for groups) . When I click on it it does not work and says "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

  • Florence Lyons 25 May 2011 8:32am () in Adding 'friends'



    this morning I got this in my inbox, it might be interesting to read





  • Florence Lyons 25 May 2011 11:18am () in Adding 'friends'

    I think as you both said that languages evolved, in here  the word "friends" does not mean anymore "the person I will share my secrets with" .


    When I think about languages evolving I always think about the word "gay". When I grew up the word gay meant "homosexuel" so I will never tell someone that I had a gay time last night - However, my grandmother could say that as for her it meant she had a great time.

    Nowadays "it's gay" means "it's lame". What I found very funny is that the people of around my age cannot comprehend that the meaning of the word has changed for the younger generation and found the use of "gay" offensive; when themselves would not use the word gay with its firts meaning (=happy). I wonder why people do not accept this shift!!!???


    Also about the friends, I think it is cultural. As a French (sorry about that !!!), I do not have the same meaning for friend as other people do here in NZ. But because of teh inernet and social networks (globalisation of languages), the word friend  has now the same meaning online in French and english.