Let me introduce you to a new grammar.net partner: a great, surely handsome, and super fun writer!
He’s an old wine, and` the more aged the wine is, the tastier is the amusement (after drinking it, of course).
Why do I call him old? We all know that President of America, Mr Franklin who was a leading author, don’t we? It took long for him to move back to the UK today!
So here he is Michael Franklin, London-born Brit and graduate in English and History with a wide experience in journalism, public relations, publishing, cartooning.
Our friend, who’s unfortunately not the President, but Mr Franklin yet, wrote church anthems, hymn and songs. He’s the author of three novels available on Amazon.Com – Splitting Heirs, Lundy and the Missing Six, In Vein In Vain. Also Pride, a Grimsby fishing industry history, and The Mudbankers Manual, a Norfolk Broads boating guide.
Now he’s sharing his weekly strips which focus on the odd usage of words and expressions.
More than 500 words in an English Dictionary can have a different meaning if they are used in another written or spoken context. Writers, readers, and chatterers bought up and educated in the English language, have no difficulty in understanding and applying correct usage of course, but misuse can not only be confusing, but amusing. Also, in these modern times, we extend our language by using many foreign proper nouns – places, cars, musicians, composers, artists, authors, sportsmen, politicians. Fun is easy to find.
Watch out! It’s our turn to understand an excellent English humour!
Let’s define the meaning of the “wrong” words that make us laugh.
- Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Pentateuch, containing the second giving of the law by Moses.
- Benign is exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.
- Left is opposite to the right side.
- Tenant is the one who possesses real estate by any right; one who rents property from another; an occupant.
- Cap as a verb restricts the number or amount of; ” We had to cap the number of people we can acceptinto our club.” As a noun it is a covering without a brim, to be worn upon the head; a covering at the top or end of anything.
- Tin is a very common metal looking somewhat like silver.
The definition source.