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Animal Talk: Animal-related adjectives in the English language

Ian Brookes is a freelance writer and editor based in Scotland. He has edited a number of dictionaries and has written books about spelling, writing, and punctuation. 544 more words

Grammar & Vocabulary

New words - 28 July 2014

standing desk noun a desk at which a person stands rather than sits

Kevin Partner reveals a £50 method to make a standing desk

reshoring noun moving jobs that had previously been done in other countries back to the country where the company is based … 76 more words

New Words

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else.

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Post 12: Flat phones and drugged nurses

Area: grammar
Topic: participles erroneously made to refer to the object rather than the subject (related to posts 3 and 4) 1,080 more words

Common Grammatical Errors

The Power Principle - Corporate Empire and The Rise of the National Security State - Part I

The Power Principle demonstrates the importance of the political economy, the Mafia principle, propaganda, ideology, violence and force.
It documents and explains how the policy is based on the interest of major corporations and a tiny elite to increase profits and the United States governments own interests in maintaining and expanding it’s imperialistic influence. 29 more words

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Where does the dust come from?

Where does the dust come from?
Can’t tell, son
I suppose it comes from soil that’s lifted up from ground
How come, Dad
We have concrete covering the garden for playground… 536 more words


"F" is for Frenchification

Frenchification is the use of French words and terms in English, and as the language associated with Romance, many words find their way into English because of their appeal. 446 more words

English Language