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Happy World Water Day! Posted by on Mar 31, 2022

How’s everybody doing? Did you remember to observe World Water day this year? On March 22, World Water Day is held by many countries worldwide. Its main goal is to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of freshwater. And us too, of course, should pay tribute to this invaluable natural resource. Today’s post will round…

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The Addictive Word Game – Wordle Posted by on Jan 21, 2022

Perhaps you’ve already discovered Wordle, the daily word game that is sweeping the English-speaking world. You may have seen the six rows of five squares in green, yellow, and white shared by your friends on various social media pages. It is now one of the most increasingly popular online games – and it deserves to…

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Top Google Searches in English in 2021 Posted by on Jan 3, 2022

Hi, everybody! Time to bid farewell to 2021 problems and welcome the New Year! Whatever the future holds in store for us, it’s always helpful to reflect on what has gone by. Did you spend a lot of time online this year?  With most countries still transitioning to new levels of normality with the emergence…

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Rewriting the English Dictionary Posted by on Nov 4, 2021

As you probably know, every year new words are added to English dictionaries. English is, after all, an ever-evolving language. Although, the editors of all the various dictionaries seldom agree on what words merit consideration and inclusion. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for 2021, for instance, added the hyphenated word haggis-headed, which describes someone who…

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English Words in the News: Infrastructure Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

Money, lots of money, has been approved by lawmakers in the United States to improve the country’s infrastructure. The plan calls for $1 trillion to be spent on many neglected necessities across the country. Yes, that’s trillion, with a T. That’s a 1 followed by twelve zeroes. In Europe, they would call that amount, “One…

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Juneteenth Posted by on Jun 17, 2021

The United States has two independence days. You are undoubtedly familiar with July 4th, commemorating the Continental Congress’ formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence. You would be forgiven for being less familiar with Juneteenth, marking the final, formal emancipation of slaves in this country. This is not a new holiday, nor is it a…

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The Hill We Climb Posted by on Jan 21, 2021

If you are studying the English language, you could not find a better example of its power than Amanda Gorman’s poem performed at the inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden. The Hill We Climb is filled with rich imagery and figurative allusions from culture, history, and the Bible. Gorman was writing her poem for the…

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