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MindHunter is MindBlowing

I can’t recall ever wanting to comment on a tv, movie, or video series, but after watching 9 of 10 episodes of the first season of Netflix’ MINDHUNTER, I feel compelled to spew forth kudos and congratulations in an effort (however small and insignificant) to assure there is a season two, three, four … well, you get the idea. 278 more words

Writing

Social Media Links

If you’re happy to just read my posts on this website, then please feel free to ignore this. That’s probably what I’d do. I’ve created pages for my blog on social media for two main reasons: to stop friends being bombarded with blog stuff on my personal profiles, and because apparently you’re supposed to do this to get more people to visit and so on. 278 more words

English Language

More Insults From Famous People

       

Hemingway, no dictionary in sight

Again, my thanks (and yours, I hope) to Nicki:

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”   56 more words

All Things Having To Do With The English Language

bajada

Last week in a blog post about rocks on the coast of Cornwall I came across the word bajada. I’d never seen it used in English, so I checked and found that sure enough, some English dictionaries do include it. 143 more words

Spanish Language

Word + Quiz: taint

This word has appeared in 65 articles on nytimes.com in the past year.

Published: October 20, 2017 at 05:30AM

The Learning Network By THE LEARNING NETWORK… 67 more words

NYT

Insults From Famous People

From my friend Nicki, here are some insults from famous people. Oh, the power of words!

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” “That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.” 46 more words

All Things Having To Do With The English Language

THE PAST PERFECT AND THE PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

1 THE PAST PERFECT

2 THE PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

EXERCISES

A) Supply a suitable SIMPLE PAST or PAST PERFECT TENSE:

  • They ……………………………. (go) home after they …………………………..
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English Language