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Word Hippo

Useful site here: Word Hippo. "Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs."... read more

Another grammar complaint

I used to be able to spot junk email by its bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. Now, even "legitimate" emails often fail the test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad. ... read more

This week's literacy rant

Lingmo language translator

Wow, I want one of these! ... read more

Trampoline

Trampoline ends in "ine" not "ene" ... read more

Her own language

I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it ... read more

Musical sign language interpreters

That must be some fast signing. I'd like to see that. I guess they show the beat by tapping their feet? It's got me curious. We are SO excited to tell y'all that Musical Sign Language Interp... read more

Mystery solved

I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately. It's a phase I'm going through. I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chi... read more

Language

Language-related articles on this site Names in their own tongue and script, via Language names in their own tongue a... read more

Wordnik

. Cool website for those who like words. I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.And they actually provide an answe... read more

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Parsimonious

Lesson for today

Award-winning English prose

Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Her... read more

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Regenerated Oct 19 2019