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10 Musical Idioms

  • November 28, 2011
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English and music evolve constantly and have a tendency to affect each other; a surprising number of idioms have come from music. To download high resolution poster click here. Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by] Chin Music Meaningless talk is “chin music”. “Stop the chin music and give me some solutions.”…

15 Most Unbelievable Words in English [infographic]

  • November 21, 2011
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There are many unbelievable words in the English language–some so strange that they are rarely used. There are words for things most of us did not even know we need a word for. “There’s a word for that?” Some may deepen our vocabulary, but sometimes it is just entertaining to pick through the dictionary for…

Eight phrases we owe to William Shakespeare

  • November 9, 2011
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Love is blind The “blindness” of love is not just a sentiment of English literature; modern research shows that the parts of the brain which control critical thinking are suppressed by feelings of love. Shakespeare used this saying several times, including in The Merchant Of Venice. I am glad ’tis night, you do not look…

10 Hyphenation Tips

  • September 5, 2011
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Hyphenation is like kitchen spice: use them correctly, and they can sharpen writing and give it a better texture. When used incorrectly or overused, they can garble the piece and make it difficult to read. Hyphenation Rules Hyphen errors in a written piece are usually only distracting, but they can detract from clarity, whether by…

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