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Wellspring -Poetic Bloomings

If I swallowed

a dictionary

from each of

the countries

the languages

of this world

(and beyond)

could I

would I

ever express

the joy of this life… 118 more words

Creative Writing

Shakespearing it up

It’s easy to think that it’s other people who are the movers and shakers, those who change history and the world. Yet one way we are all agents of change and creativity is in our use of language. 159 more words

to rule the roost

 

Roasting, Middle Ages. Luttrell Psalter – from Good Cheer: The Romance of Food and Feasting (1911), by Frederick W. Hackwood

 

 

To rule the roost means to be in a dominating position over others. 763 more words

Etymology

Thorough reminder of a teacher of English language

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

1/listen to BBC podcasts a minimum of three times and focus on audios

2/watch videos on @YouTube, @euronews, BBC

3/read daily newspapers (The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian) 245 more words

English Language

tart

  

strawberry jam tarts – photograph: BBC

 

 

MEANING

 

a woman who dresses or behaves in a way that is considered tasteless and sexually provocative

 

ORIGIN

 

John Camden Hotten defined this word in Dictionary of modern slang, cant, and vulgar words (1864 edition): 348 more words

Etymology

to sack

 

a set of seven hand-painted wooden bowling pins in the form of clowns
photograph: Le Bonheur du Jour – Etsy

 

 

To sack someone means to dismiss someone from employment. 839 more words

Etymology

Using L1 in language learning

It’s been fifteen years since I caught that Easyjet flight to Madrid, en route to the initial TEFL course I’d signed up for. Could I survive outside of England? 942 more words