Tag Archives: English

Help the Oxford English Dictionary Solve Dictionary Mysteries

The Oxford England Dictionary (OED) is seeking help from the public in solving some dictionary mysteries. Do you have input on the history of the words or phrase(s): def, suicide (drill), “something for the weekend,” “Meandering of Memory,” Long Island … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Sea – Animated

Open Culture has just published a list of seventeen classic stories that have been turned into animated videos that are now available on the web. A few of the items in the list I had seen before, these Shel Silverstein stories for example, but … Continue reading

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A Few Grammar Mistakes that can Make you Look Silly… and are my Pet Peeves

So today’s info graphic at DailyInfographic.com highlights 15 grammar mistakes that make you look silly (and annoy the heck out of me). See it below: Another great visual resource for improving your grammar skills can be found at theoatmeal.com’s Grammar Section. … Continue reading

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Lost Fleet of Captain Morgan Found?

Underwater archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe are three ships that belonged to the infamous Welsh privateer Captain Henry Morgan. Morgan was an English privateer (a common euphemism for political pirates) that targeted the Spanish fleet during … Continue reading

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