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New Words of 2012 [infographic]

  • January 7, 2013
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Any well-used language evolves; words and idioms fade in and out of the English tongue as the personality of American culture changes. Dictionary companies examine what people are saying and which words they use to say it, and several words each year are selected for inclusion into the new dictionaries. In this way, words become…

Christmas Idioms and Phrases [infographic]

  • December 17, 2012
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What are Idioms? An idiom is a phrase in which the meaning has little or nothing to do with the literal wording. Examples of idioms in general speech are “raining cats and dogs” and “keep an eye out.” The first indicates a heavy downpour of rain, while the second means to keep watch for something….

Thanksgiving vocabulary: gobble-gobble [infographic]

  • November 19, 2012
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What is Thanksgiving? This “day of thanks” is the first celebration of the “Holiday Season,” which includes Christmas and New Year. It is a day to count blessings and reflect on the good, and it is traditionally spent in large family gatherings at the home of a relative. Embed this image to your site: <a…

10 Idioms About Food [infographic]

  • October 22, 2012
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What are Idioms? Idioms are phrases that have taken on new meaning, and English is riddled with food references. Here are ten examples of idioms that are food-related. Embed this image to your site: <a href=””><img src=”” alt=”” /></a>[Infographic provided by <a href=””><em></em></a>] To download high-resolution poster click here “Nutty as a Fruitcake” A crazy…

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