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100 Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

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How to teach collocations with HAVE # 2 This is the second post in which has joined forces with Fluency MC to provide materials for teaching collocations with the verb HAVE. In this post we teach the collocations from the second part of Jason’s rap song. ADVERT: In this post you will find the song, an infographic, two interactive quizzes and a game. Collocations with HAVE – song Ask your students to listen to the following song and complete the second part of the lyrics (the third verse starts at 1:30.) Listen and complete the lyrics: Have collocations lyrics 2 If you dare, you can sing along with Jason Collocations with HAVE – infographic Display the following infographics and go through the information to clarify the meaning of the more difficult phrases. Once the students understand the collocations ask them to work in pairs and ask and answer the questions in the outside circle. Collocations with HAVE – online quizzes Both of the quizzes are made in HTML5 so they will play on computers and all mobile devices.

Latin Phrases It’s a matter of taste and style, but not long ago American writers attempted to demonstrate their credentials to the world by including Latin and French phrases within works. A dash of Latin was expected of the moderately educated throughout the Western world. annus mirabilis - wonderful year arbiter elegantiae - judge of the elegant; one who knows the good things in life bona fides - good faith; credentials carpe diem - sieze the day; enjoy the present casus belli - cause justifying a war caveat emptor - buyer beware cui bono? caeteris paribus - all things being equal de facto - of fact; it is de gustibus non est disputandum - no disputing tastes; there is no accounting for taste Dei gratia - by the grace of God Deo gratias - thanks to God Deo volente - God willing dis aliter visum - it seemed otherwise to the gods Dominus vobiscum - Lord be with you dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - sweet and seemly it is to die for one’s country ecce homo - behold man ex cathedra - with authority

Words Shakespeare Invented Words Shakespeare Invented The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original. Below is a list of a few of the words Shakespeare coined or adapted, hyperlinked to the play and scene from which it comes. When the word appears in multiple plays, the link will take you to the play in which it first appears. ** Please note that the table below gives both a sample of words Shakespeare coined and words he adapted. For more words that Shakespeare coined please see the Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Dr. How to cite this article: Mabillard, Amanda. More Resources Shakespeare's Reputation in Elizabethan England Quotations About William Shakespeare Portraits of Shakespeare Shakespeare's Sexuality Shakespeare's Boss: The Master of Revels Elements of Comedy

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English ere are the 100 most beautiful words in English. How do we know we have the most beautiful? They were chosen by Robert Beard, who has been making dictionaries, creating word lists, and writing poetry for 40 years. For five years he wrote the Word of the Day at and since 2004 he has written up 1500 words in the series, So, What's the Good Word? here at alphaDictionary. Dr. The words in this book will decorate your articles, essays, blogs, term papers, memos, love letters-even conversations with those we love.

Put a label on someone Have you ever been called a geek, a nerd, weird, a freak, too tall, too short…? Then guess what? Someone was putting a label on you! This week’s expression is Put a label on someone. Expression Breakdown: There are several different ways that we can use the world label. A label is a tag or piece of paper that you put on something to identify its contents or give more information about something, and the verb would mean to identify something with a label (hence the phrase, ‘Label jars, not people’). When we label people, we are judging them unfairly based on appearance, rather than getting to know who they really are. We could also label a relationship. Below I will share with you some examples to help add context to this new expression, and a short, terrific video explaining this expression, so you can go out there and kick ass with your English. Remember to use Anki or another memorization app to help you remember all your new idioms. Start Using this Expression: What’s your best example?

Randomly Awesome Words Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare Words and Phrases Coined by Shakespeare NOTE: This list (including some of the errors I originally made) is found in several other places online. That's fine, but I've asked that folks who want this on their own sites mention that I am the original compiler. For many English-speakers, the following phrases are familiar enough to be considered common expressions, proverbs, and/or clichés. I compiled these from multiple sources online in 2003. How many of these are true coinages by "the Bard", and how many are simply the earliest written attestations of a word or words already in use, I can't tell you. A few words are first attested in Shakespeare and seem to have caused extra problems for the typesetters. The popular book Coined by Shakespeare acknowledges that it is presenting first attestations rather than certain inventions. Words like "anchovy", "bandit", and "zany" are just first attestations of loan-words. Right now I'm in the process of referencing these.

Grandiloquent Dictionary This is the result of an ongoing project to collect and distribute the most obscure and rare words in the English language. It also contains a few words which do not have equivalent words in English. At present, the dictionary contains approximately 2700 words, though it is constantly growing. Following a large number of requests, pronounciations are now being (slowly) added to the listing, although it will be a long time before they are all added. After almost three years of work, the new Third Edition of the Grandiloquent Dictionary is now available as a PDF File. Including ~500 Words Not in the Online Version! In honour of ten years of the Grandiloquent Dictionary being available online, a special edition print version has been published! The Author's Webpage You are visitor since this counter was added. Donate0 Donate0 Experimental Search The authors intend to eventually add a search box for searching this dictionary, but for the present we rely on a more general google search.

pick up translations of jabberwocky Jabberwocky VariationsHome : Translations NEWEST (November 1998) Endraperós Josep M. Afrikaans Die Flabberjak Linette Retief. Choctaw Chabbawaaki Aaron Broadwell. Czech Zxvahlav Jaroslav Císarx. Danish Jabberwocky Mogens Jermiin Nissen. Dutch De Krakelwok Ab Westervaarder & René Kurpershoek. Esperanto Gxaberuxoko Mark Armantrout. Estonian Jorruline Risto Järv. French Le Jaseroque Frank L. Bredoulocheux. Le Berdouilleux André Bay. German Der Jammerwoch Robert Scott. Greek I Iabberioki Mary Matthews. Hebrew éðåòèô Aaron Amir. Pitoni. Hungarian Szajkóhukky Weó´res Sándor. Italian Il Ciarlestrone Adriana Crespi. Klingon ja'pu'vawqoy keith lim. Latin Gaberbocchus Hassard H. Norwegian Dromeparden Zinken Hopp. Polish Dz~abbersmok Maciej S/lomczyñski. Portuguese Jaguardarte Augusto de Campos. Rumanian Traxncaxniciada Frida Papadache. Russian âáòíáçìïô E. Barmaglot. Umzari U. Slovak Taradúr Juraj & Viera Vojtek. Spanish Chacaloco Erwin Brea. Swedish Jabberwocky [translator unknown]. Welsh Siaberwoci Selyf Roberts. Yiddish

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