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Hard Words

As a retired English teacher, I must be careful in my writings as it is assumed that a teacher never makes a “word” mistake–word choice or word spelling. I would say that I am probably a pretty good speller, having … Continue reading

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Meanings Will Change

Meaning Changes If we live long enough, words will change meanings. For instance, I copied this entry from my diary in 1958: “Ate breakfast with Penny Jones and Sanna Bryan. Got to the dining room about 12:30. Not many for … Continue reading

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Call It What It Is (repeat)

  When my symphony partner, Mimi, was unable to use her ticket, I was able to take my Greek partner to his first symphony concert. I was a bit concerned as the program was highlighted by a violin concerto by … Continue reading

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I’ll Be There in a Jiffy

Every once in a while, I like to go back to my childhood and relive some of those memories. This morning, I’m thinking of my childhood in Clinton, South Carolina. Many would perhaps call my hometown a “redneck” community, but … Continue reading

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De-Words

I don’t know who came up with these creative definitions, but I applaud whoever did. As a retired English teacher, I am in love with words. There is no more fun than playing with words and creating new meanings. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words

As time passes and progress ensues, our language is changing. Many new words and items were created during the astronaut years when NASA was experimenting with how to care for things in outer space. Dustbusters and memory foam came into … Continue reading

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Playing with Words

I love language. Maybe that’s why I became an English teacher. As a teacher, I always pushed vocabulary, stressing that the more word choices one has contributes to their being understood and to their understanding others. Because I love words, … Continue reading

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