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Don't Hate The Dictionary

Whenever I encounter a word that I’m not familiar with, my first instinct is to derive its meaning through the context in which it is used. 397 more words

Writing Technique

in a pickle

Well, not really in a pickle, as the spices in the picture are not yet even tied up in muslin. And, anyway, they were to be used to make chutney. 307 more words

Writing And Writers



a Fifth of November bonfire in Hastings – photograph: VisitEngland



In A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), the English lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) thus defined  808 more words




Tyburn’s triple tree

Illustration, said to be from about 1680, of the permanent gallows at Tyburn, which stood where Marble Arch in London now stands. This necessitated a three-mile cart ride in public from Newgate prison to the gallows. 826 more words


Yuwaalaraay gaay- Gamilaraay garay

Throughout my studies of this unit I have found that the school I am currently working at as an SLSO (Walgett Community College- Primary School) to provide me with a wealth of knowledge and resources relating to the language spoken by the Gamilaraay people. 83 more words

Language Work



photograph: Famille Michaud, beekeepers since 1920





– verb: to behave as though sexually attracted to someone, but playfully rather than with serious intentions… 1,639 more words