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RE: 'Ask a native speaker' thread
(2016 May 24 19:59)Osweo Wrote:  
(2016 May 24 19:06)Hrabia Wrote:  Bellamy's salute, who created it at the end of 19th century
Seems hard to believe that Mussolini and Prima de Rivera would have adopted it in that case, though not impossible, I suppose.

Necromancing: as I understand it, the "Roman salute" was invented in theatre and the arts in depictions of ancient Rome. It was then adopted by proto-fascists like D'Annunzio and then by the actual fascists. The Bellamy salute also seems to trace it's origin to the theatre. I also recall hearing that Croatian nationalist used it already in the 19th century?

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RE: 'Ask a native speaker' thread
The Roman Salute. Cinema, History, Ideology by Martin M. Winkler

https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/hand...ook4CD.pdf

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RE: 'Ask a native speaker' thread
Queen Elizabeth II is [a/the?] monarch of the Great Britain.

What [an?] interesting news!

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(2017 Dec 28 21:15)W. R. Wrote:  Queen Elizabeth II is [a/the?] monarch of the Great Britain.

What [an?] interesting news!

Queen Elizabeth II is THE monarch of _____ (!) Great Britain (unfortunately).

What _____ interesting news!

Don't forget the ZERO ARTICLE option! News is always plural anyway.

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