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Troublesome words

  • August 8, 2011
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Homonyms in English are strange little words that sound similar but are spelled differently and have different meanings. These can be tricky, and not just for those learning English as a second language, even those who have spoken the language since birth can confuse them from time to time. Here are some common homonyms and…

12 Most Misunderstood Words. version 2 [infographic]

  • July 25, 2011
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Most misunderstood words are born in spoken speech; at one time, they would only gradually bleed into writing. Whether due to an honest typo or a flat out error, confusion in grammar and misunderstood words can now fly across the planet at lightning speed, thanks to email forwarding and “copy/paste” in social media. Continued exposure…

Top 12 Useful Internet Acronyms

  • July 18, 2011
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Acronym Definition An acronym is an abbreviation that consists of the first letter of each word in a phrase, title, or name. “KO“–knock out, a boxing term “GHI“–“Ghost Hunters International”, a television show “DW“–Darrell Waltrip, a race car driver Acronyms on the Internet Acronyms on the internet have existed for nearly as long as the…

The Verbification of the Nation

  • May 20, 2011
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  Language Professional Blog Award 2011 is taking place right now. This contest gathered blogs by professional linguists, translators and interpreters to select the best bloggers in this field. We are honored to introduce one of the nominees – Laura Payne and her blog A Walk in WoRds as our special guest. Laura has a…

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