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English Proverbs Nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language, and the element of language that best encapsulates a society's values and beliefs is its proverbs. The graphic to the right shows the words that are used in English proverbs, with the size of each word indicating how often it occurs (click for a bigger image). It's interesting to note that the two most common words in English proverbs are 'good' and 'never'. A bit of armchair psychology leads to the conclusion that, if proverbs really do reflect belief, then the English are (or at least were when these proverbs were coined) inclined to be virtuous but negative - not so far from the truth perhaps? Proverbs are short and pithy sayings that express some traditionally held truth.

HUMOR:Pronunciation Poem I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough? Others may stumble, but not you, on hiccough, thorough, laugh and through. Well done! And now you wish, perhaps, to learn of less familiar traps? Beware of heard, a dreadful word, that looks like beard and sounds like bird. And dead -- it's said like bed not bead -- and for goodness' sake don't call it deed! 25 Things I Want To Say To So-Called “Aspiring” Writers Seen a lot of folks giving advice to so-called “aspiring” writers these days, so, I figured what the hell? Might as well throw my dubious nuggets of wisdom into the stew. See if any of this tastes right to you. 1. No More Aspiring, Dingbats Write together with Basecamp text docs Chazz Hacking—the project lead—chose Basecamp to help organize the store design, develop fixtures, and manage craftspeople. There were 40 people from 10 different companies involved in this 8 month project! The first thing Chazz did was make a new project in Basecamp called KEEN Retail: GARAGE PDX Glisan St. Then he invited a few core people to the project. He didn't invite all 40 people right away though. More people got involved as the project progressed over the 8 month span.

Aviator's Slang Ok nugget, kick the tires, light the fires, select Zone 5, tag the bogey but don’t get in a furball. Don’t boresight, check six, bingo to Mom — Got it? Yes, military pilots really do talk this way! This is not an all-inclusive list of military acronyms, just the type of lingo you’re apt to hear in the Ready-Room, on the flightline, or in the aircraft. Return to Tailhook Home Page AAA Anti-aircraft Artillery. CALLIHOO Writing Helps Character Feelings You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings. SF Characters | SF Items | SF Descriptors | SF Places | SF EventsSF Jobs/Occupations | Random Emotions | Emotions List | Intensity of Feelings

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Language - The War Behind All Wars : Waking Times Alex Vandenberg, ContributorWaking Times The war behind all wars is a war on words; a war on language. For instance, in today’s world independence is overshadowed by “inter-dependence”, incessant talk of “democracy” overlooks our constitutional republic, “pooling” is now a substitute for sovereignty, “globalization” takes precedence over nation-states, economic growth has morphed into “sustainable development”, “liberty is co-mingled with “freedom”, and constitutional declarations of war have been replaced with the “approval” or “authorization” for war. The reason for the turnaround is that a modification of vernacular is necessary to bring about a global transformation of society. And that is exactly what the parasitic side show circus freaks that run our world intend to do. George Orwell, being thoroughly versed in the nefarious techniques of statists, knew of the need for a new grammar system for the “proles” and spoke of it in his work 1984.

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