Monthly Archives: March 2013

Homonyms…

Remember homonyms? Homonyms are words that share the same spelling and pronunciation, but have different meanings. Technically, homonyms are thus homographs (same spelling) and homophones (same pronunciation) at the same time. Can you get the pronunciation of above homonyms, homographs and homophones … Continue reading

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Catastrophe Apostrophe!

Do you know your apostrophes? In England a council recently suggested removing all apostrophes from street signs “to avoid confusion”. (Read the article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9932152/Council-bans-apostrophes-from-all-street-signs-to-avoid-confusion.html). So what is there to be confused about? If you get the jokes in the … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

We’re running a bit late but happy St. Paddy’s anyway!

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Pet Peeves and Soapboxes…

In an interview for the Guardian Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, gives the following answer to the question whether she is anti-abortion: “You know what? I never talk about politics, because that is one of my pet peeves, … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Do you know your English women writers? Take the quiz here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/quiz/2013/mar/08/international-womens-day-book-quiz     

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Zoological wordplay by Grammarly.com

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