Tag Archives: English language

Make America What Again?

Prime among the apparent reasons for the political ascent of the phenomenon of Donald Trump is his theme of “Make America Great Again.” This has captured a populist revulsion for the ethnic and cultural changes that have been trending for … Continue reading

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Word Play

Written communication among people has increased in recent years because of the popularity of blogging, but what about its quality?  Is the quality in decline, or is this just an effect of the internet? After all, writing no longer requires envelopes, stamps, ink, or days of transmission time. … Continue reading

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Naturally

A Frank Angle’s blog always has a little something for everyone, with satire and musings to satisfy just about anyone. His last post contained this comment: Upon seeing a recipe with marshmallow earlier this week on a blog, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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There, I feel much better now!

We humans are unique in being capable of abstract thought, and critical to that process is language.  Spoken language preceded the written form but writing has added a wealth of complexity, and capability.  If there is to be hope for … Continue reading

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Spelling

Eighth-grader Thomas Hurley III knew the right answer, er, question, in his Jeopardy round was Emancipation Proclamation, but he misspelled it and lost some three thousand dollars. He added an extra “t”, making it “emanciptation”. Oops. When I first heard … Continue reading

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