mourning vs morning
Mourning is a time of grief; morning is a time of day
They say that no dictionary has ever been able to define the difference between ‘Complete’ and ‘Finished’
Why is a 2021 Climate Change Conference Called COP26?
How can COP stand for Climate Change Conference?
Phrasal Verb: GET OUT
How to use the phrasal verb GET OUT in the imperative
From Whitewash to Greenwash
GREENWASHING is a fairly recent idea – deliberately making a company’s products and activities look “greener” than they really are. Classic public relations BS!
Mayday – international distress signal
The meaning of Mayday in international communications and how it came to be
PANdemics and Other PANs
PANdemic, PANorama, PAN-American and more
get [something] (verb): receive, contract (a disease); understand – and many more meanings
Farewell to Holland
2020 should lay to rest the qualms of many English-speaking people over the exact name of that European country between Belgium and the North Sea—the one that’s famous for being low and flat (below sea-level in places) and for growing tulips. Is it Holland? Or Netherlands (or maybe “the Netherlands”)? We know they speak Dutch, […]
Filler Phrases that Give You Time
The fact of the matter is that sometimes you need time to think.
A Light-Year is a Measure of Distance, not Time
Superb demo by NASA
Nothing New in Fake News
Fake news has been a weapon of war among other things for millennia.
What’s the Joke?
What’s an ATM? What’s a PIN? What’s a pedant? What’s the joke?
Migrants or Refugees?
Europe’s politicians don’t seem to know the difference between a migrant and a refugee.
Veni, vidi, vici
Watch as Hillary Clinton abuses Julius Caesar’s famous words “Veni, vidi, vici” with her own.