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April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word Fact: Loath vs. Loathe

Loath vs. loathe Loathe is a verb meaning to dislike greatly. For example, if you have a mean boss, you might say that you loathe him. Loath is an adjective meaning unwilling or reluctant. For example, you might say that … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can you gig it?

“In Gig We trust” 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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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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18 Teen Reads You Need To Add To Your MRL!

Clishmaclaver really likes this list of hot teen reads, as recommended by BuzzFeed Books! Are any of these on your MRL (Must-read List)? ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas is definitely on mine! 😀 Click on the logo and … 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

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