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Prit' near

prit’near: Something that is very like something else; something that is close in time or space to something else. Likely derived from “pretty near.”

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Mama Lost Her Marbles

After a quick rap, I just walk right on in and straight back to the kitchen. I know that’s where Zilla’ll be.

“Plum smells mightly fine back here! 316 more words

Straw Hat

Legal English Lost in Translation: Is There an App for That?

By: Cassandra DeCoste

Languages are living entities whose lives depend on the breath of their fluent speakers.[1] The total number of living languages today rounds to 7,100. 1,594 more words

International Law

Mind the Gap

Do you speak English? I’m not referring to the English language in general but to the English spoken across the pond. Last weekend my husband and I had a delightful sojourn in England to celebrate a friend’s milestone birthday. 387 more words

Just Words

One of my favorite comics recently ran a strip on the topic of a¬†funeral for the word “said.” It’s a word (they insisted) we no longer use and we can thus have a formal ceremony acknowledging its passing. 582 more words

Hugh's Blogs

All About 'Bon'

Today’s post is all about colloquialisms with the word¬†Bon. We all know that “bon” is an adjective that means “good” or “nice”, but it is also used in different ways in conversation. 309 more words