Many words that should be important to us in modern times have lost their true meaning or their meaning has changed through misuse or ignorance. Words in general use are becoming more important as society wakes up to its state of humanity and value systems, and we voice our concerns and articulate our grievances with those have […]
All about words, in linguistics, in communication and influence, in media and politics, in social interaction, humour, opinion, argument, and perception, interpretation and translation, …..et cetera.
Glossary of language education terms Glossary Accuracy Producing language with few errors. Achievement test A test to measure what students have learned or achieved from a program of study; should be part of every language program and be specific to the goals and objectives of a specific language course. These tests must be flexible […]
‘Back in the day’, in news offices around the world, we were rather proud of ourselves as keepers of the flame, not only of news but of putting ourselves out there to tell it. Now that the tools are readily available on the internet everyone wants to have their say or ‘tell’. But a consequence of everyone having […]
THE EMOTIONARY • A dictionary of words that don’t exist for feelings that do written by The Middle actress Eden Sher and illustrated by acclaimed graphic novelist Julia Wertz. All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (n. the inability to articulate a feeling through words.). Then, one day, she decided that, whenever she […]
• In a Word! A by no means exhaustive list of rare, obscure, strange and sometimes funny words and their meanings that only seem to crop up in crosswords and dictionaries. Words that are used so seldom, you wonder who invented them and why. A abacinate – To blind by putting a hot copper basin near […]