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The Word Detective

The Word Detective
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi readme: Hey, it’s still March. And it snowed here the other day, real whiteout conditions. So there. Today is Spring-like, which seems to lift the birdies’ spirits but fills me with dread.

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English (British) - American Dictionary You mentioned motorway being equivalent to freeway or interstate. Note that "freeway" is a Western (mostly California) term, which sounds as foreign to a Floridian as does motorway. top up vs. fill up -- we do "top off" our gas (petrol) tanks, after filling up, i.e., after the pump valve clicks off, one "tops off" the tank to the nearest 5 or 10 cents. bill vs. check (in a restaurant) -- in the Southeast, we tend to say "bill" While we do call a dollar a "bill" rather than a "note", all U.S. currency has the words "Federal Reserve Note" printed on it.

Opie Collection of Children's Literature This site uses cookies to support some content and functions, and also Google Analytics. By using this site you agree to their use. Find out more and opt out » This site uses cookies to support some content and functions, and also Google Analytics. More » Timed Reading - Chinese Zodiac Timed Reading Click the START button below, when you are ready to read an article about the Chinese Zodiac. Then click the FINISH button when you're done reading. You will see your reading time and rate in the box at the bottom of the page. Dr. Goodword’s Language Blog One of the Good Word editors, Paul Ogden, came across a collection of quotable quips on the subject of politics which I thought we all might enjoy. The problem with political jokes is they get elected. —Henry Cate, VII

English Language Games strong vocabulary is one way children develop their English skills as they grow. Vocabulary can be developed through books, reading, and writing. When children read literature, those books help children to develop strong vocabulary skills and, in turn, their English skills also grow. Games can be a wonderful resource for building vocabulary for English language learners. Using vocabulary games can strengthen skills already in place or develop new skills yet to be learned. ESL students can use vocabulary games to help strengthen their English skills as well.

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"The Word Detective on the Web is the online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers’ questions about words and language" by macopa May 14

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