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English is a notoriously aphonetic language. That is, there is often a vast disconnect between its orthography (i.e., its method of representing sounds by written or printed symbols) and its sound system. 1,156 more words


Thought for today september 13th 2014

The only service a friend can really render
is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror
in which you can see a noble image of yourself. 11 more words


George Bernard Shaw Was Wrong - Please Remember This If You're Considering Teaching As A Profession

“He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. ”
― George Bernard ShawMan and Superman

No, I am not going to have the usual teacher’s rant against this quote, but I am going to rant about applicants for teaching posts who apparently think it is true! 235 more words


The people...

… who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstance they want and if they can’t find them, make them

- George Bernard Shaw


One-Liner Wednesday - Shaw quote

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
– George Bernard Shaw

This post is part of Linda’s One Liner Wednesday:   8 more words


George Bernard Shaw

At a performance given by an Italian string quartet, Shaw’s companion remarked approvingly, “These men have been playing together for twelve years.”

“Surely,” said Shaw, “we have been here longer than that.”


Shaw was socialist animalist

This article is republished from an eBook series that has been made freely available.

By Jon Hochschartner

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature, was a socialist animalist. 681 more words