Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 6PR account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 6PR content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Thousands of “stretchable” words identified

Article image for Thousands of “stretchable” words identified

Researchers from the US have identified thousands of “stretchable” words by analysing 100 billion tweets. What words do you streeetch?

Dr Neil James from Plain English Foundation & Author of Writing at Work says Twitter is a good way to analyse words and speech because it’s so close to how people actually speak.

“We do this kind of stretching in speech just for emphasis,” Dr James.

Click PLAY to hear the full interview. 


 

Advertisement