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Some may be dialectal differences, but misused nevertheless.

1.) Compliment/Complement

Compliment = an admiring remark.
Complement = goes well together.

2.) Accept/Except

Accept = to receive. 71 more words

English Language

We Don't Need A New Word For That

A lot of new things suck. Most new movies suck. Most new television shows suck. Even though I love to read, most new books suck (that’s only because James Patterson has his name on 90% of the new stuff out there, and almost ALL of his books suck).   1,070 more words


Droplets of Verse: 'The Great Patriotic War'

Hundreds of them gathered in Kyiv, on the Maidan
Ukrainians, tired of all the bribery and corruption
Led by a President, nothing more than a gangster… 247 more words


On the Origins of Fuck Part 2: But what about the D?

Last week I got to visit the manuscript that started it all. The one with the brilliant little note in the margin insulting some unpopular cleric with one of the earliest recorded instances of the word… 1,302 more words


New words - 1 September 2014

raingarden noun a planted sunken area of garden that absorbs rainwater runoff from roofs, drives, etc.

Financial incentives drove up numbers of green roofs in Germany 19-fold in just 12 years. 150 more words

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In praise of English

So here’s why I luuurve the English language
Like us, it’s not static, it evolves everyday
Where it can absorb and accept words like
‘samsara’ and ‘nirvana,’ just as easily… 7 more words


Being an English Teacher

I would like to share the transcript of the interview of my former student, Franzelle Alaine Empig, a freshman college student at Mapua. The interview happened last August 9, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm at SM Manila, Greenwich. 1,147 more words