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March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Scots Word of the Month!

Bucksturdie Adj: Obstinate; stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so. Synonyms:  stubborn, headstrong, wilful, unyielding, inflexible, unbending, intransigent, intractable, obdurate, mulish, stubborn as a mule, pig-headed, bull-headed, self-willed, strong-minded, … 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 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

March 1, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word of the Week!

Clishmaclaver is currently reading Silver Skin, by Joan Lennon.  An, “intriguing read spanning several genres which has been shortlisted for The Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017.” – The Scottish Book Trust. (The winner will be announced today, peeps, so watch this … Continue reading

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