The English Language
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. The Work of a Lifetime.
Fascinating and endlessly frustrating. Brewer's world is a world of shifting mists. Did you know that people from Nebraska are called "bug-eaters"?
The Fascinating History of The Word Serendipity
The word Serendipity has a fascinating history that connects the East to the West. It was first introduced to English by Horace Walpole, the famous Georgian era writer and politician, who wrote an insanely large number of letters. But there's more to Serendipity than meets the eye!
The Decline of the Proficiency in English Among Students
There are issues of declining proficiency among students of educational institutions in anglophone countries; the causes are mainly cultural problems and cognitive, affective, and psychomotor issues. There are seven proposed solutions to solve the decline in English proficiency among students.
Debuting New Gender-Neutral, Singular Pronouns: Gni, Gnise, Gniself and Gnime
This article introduces some gender-neutral, singular pronouns that can help enhance our writing. Use them and help our language grow. Even words can be gender neutral and inclusive.
10 Phrases That Make No Sense
Some sayings can be understood simply by hearing their phrasing, with or without context. Others have outgrown the obviousness of their humble beginnings. Still others have outdated cultural or geographical relevance. In any event, here are ten phrases that no longer make any sense.
Alleviate Meaning, Definition & Usage in Sentences
When it is used as a verb, alleviate means to lessen the effect of something or make it more tolerable.
It’s Better to Be Safe Than Sorry - Meaning, Explanation & Examples
One of the most popular phrases of our time is “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” This statement applies to many situations in our lives, but what does it really mean? I will attempt to explain the meaning behind this saying and apply it to real-life applications.
10 Tips to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
There are plenty of resources online that offer tips and tricks on how to improve your English speaking skills. But with all the different advice out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. Here are 10 tips that’ll help you improve your ability to speak English more fluently.
Spoken Kuwaiti Arabic Words or Phrases translated to English
Some spoken Kuwaiti Arabic words or phrases that you might find useful when you travel abroad in the Middle East like the country of Kuwait. Knowing a few words or phrases is very useful when you travel to a country that don't speak the English language very well.
Thoughts on the Short Story Baptism by Lorian Hemingway
This is a short essay about the short story Baptism by Lorian Hemmingway. The short story is provoking and full of religious imagery to help explain healing from trauma. Truly beautiful and thought-provoking.
Amazing Stories of Celebrities that Died While Producing Their Movies
This article compiled a list of entertainers that met their unfortunate death while production was still going on for their movies, it took three weeks of research to get the unique stories behind their deaths, and I hope you enjoy this Article.
How to Learn English? 22 Ways to Learn English Fast
There are so many people around the world who are willing to learn English. This is an article describing some of the many proven ways to learn English.
10 People Who Survived Execution by Hanging
As far as capital punishment is concerned, hanging was known as one of the most common methods of execution. Many are victims to hanging, but the unbelievable part is someone actually surviving the gallows. Well, here are few of them that actually survived their execution.
Role of L1 (Native Language) in English Language Learning and Teaching
This article explores the effects of using the mother tongue in the process of teaching and learning English language and also the subject matter.
An Overview of Folk Etymology in the English Language
Etymology means 'history of the word.' The English language is now a global vehicle mainly because of English rule and the fact that it adopted Folk Etymology i.e assimilation of words from other languages making it richer and acceptable.
Kinkering Kongs and Other Tips of the Slong: Spoonerisms
A spoonerism, which is a slip of the tongue, and other transpositions between words and within a word can negatively affect the message a person intends to convey. This article describes some famous spoonerisms and common transpositions and gives tips on how to avoid them.
Cool as Expressed in English Idioms and Sayings
"Cool" at face value seems such an innocuous little word. But did you realize that it has so many meanings and interpretations? This article delves into the nuances of "cool" within English idioms and phrases. "Cool" really is the Coolest word.
30 Music Idioms and Phrases Explained
Music. A powerful force in people’s lives. It enhances our mood, expresses our feelings, and brings harmony and shared emotions to its audience. Little wonder then that music-related idioms have rippled through our language and form part of everyday speech.
77 Sayings and Phrases Related to the Passage of Time
Have you heard of the saying: "time waits for no man?" Yes? Then bearing this in mind, let's get started on these idioms and phrases that express the concept of time on our daily lives.
100 Everyday Avian Idioms and Phrases Inspired by Human Observation of Birds
Birds have ruled the skies above us for millennia. Over time, each specie has developed its unique adaptations—the fantastic variety of form and behavior contributing a rich source of expression to the English language.
Germanic Group of Languages- Important Characteristics- All about Grimm's Law, Verner's Law, Stress Shift, Tense System.
Germanic branch of Indo European family of languages has three special characteristics which are unique. This article explains these features in terms of Grimm's Law, Verner's Law, Stress Shift and regularization of tense system. A must-read for students of Philology
Indo-European Family of Languages: Features and Classifications
What is Indo-European family of language? How is it relevant to evolution of English language? This article explains about the features and different classifications of Indo-European family of languages which is essential for the students of philology.
Boredom Be Gone: An English Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Learning Alive- Lesson 6
This lesson will focus on reading and understanding innovative poetry.
What is an Idiom?
While it is possible to converse in English without the use of idioms, the Second Language Learner (S.S.L.) will be at a disadvantage without some understanding of this literary term’s purpose and use. This article explains what idioms are and the functions they serve in the English language.