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Perverse English language (take 2 - why learning English is hard)

A while back I wrote a post “Glorious, complicated, perverse English language” in which I lamented how very difficult it must be for non-native English speakers to learn the language. 75 more words

Ramblings & Miscellanea

From ancient Greece through the American Revolution to the beginning of the American Civil War

Based on the Greek verb sassein (also sattein) that meant ‘to arm, to pack,’ the noun sagma (with stem sagmat-) meant ‘cargo, munitions,’ and by association also the ‘packsaddle’ used to transport cargo. 519 more words

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Results Day 2017....

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Well… what can I say about yesterday? At the moment there really are no words to describe the rollercoaster that I was on. It was full of highs and lows but it was worth it. 96 more words


Word + Quiz: anticlimax

This word has appeared in 20 articles on nytimes.com in the past year.

Published: August 18, 2017 at 05:30AM

The Learning Network By THE LEARNING NETWORK… 68 more words


Cold or Allergy?

When someone near you sneezes, what do you say? In Josh Katz’s book, Speaking American, he explains regional differences. Approximately 73% of Americans respond with some form of “ 84 more words

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Myth of the Sisyphus

Camus popularized the myth of Sisyphus in his book and it means living the drudgery of existence. In the myth Sisyphus is forced to roll a boulder uphill to find out that it rolls down again. 36 more words

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