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March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake news, you say?

How do I know this isn’t fake news? 😉 This weekend, one of the world’s leading educators said schools should focus on tackling the problem of fake news. “Distinguishing what is true from what is not is a critical skill … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word of the Week!

filibuster ˈfɪlɪbʌstə/ noun: filibuster; plural noun: filibusters 1. an action such as prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly in a way that does not technically contravene the required procedures. Synonyms: delaying tactics, stonewalling, procrastination, obstruction, delaying, blocking, … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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13 words we borrowed from Arabic

Arabic is one of the five most spoken languages in the world, with some 400 million users. It’s also one of the most ancient, varied and beautifully scripted languages in existence. Its influence on Spanish since the time of the … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Adding ‘And then the murders began’ instantly makes any book better

So anyway, Clishmaclaver was reading The Daily Dot and came across a new literary truism! 😉 How about Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach? “Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life. And then the … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word Fact: The Difference Between “A While” and “Awhile”

Clishmaclaver brings you the Friday Word Fact, care of blog.dictionary.com. 😉 Few word pairs capture the idiosyncrasies of the English language as effectively as a while and awhile. Both of these terms are expressions of time, and both have been … Continue reading

February 28, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word Fact: What’s the Difference Between “Discreet” and “Discrete”?

Spotted this on blog.dictionary.com; an interesting homophone conundrum! – 😀 “This [pair] of homophones (words that sound alike but are different in meaning, spelling, or both) [can] be very confusing. Discreet implies the showing of reserve and prudence in one’s behavior or … Continue reading

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