Does being reluctant and reticent mean the same thing? It may seem so, but if we look closer at the definitions of these words, you will see that there are differences between them.
Unsung heroes: Giving credit to the websites that saved my behind
An ESL teacher is only as good as their lessons. These three resources are my unsung heroes for ESL lesson planning.
Word Clash: Capitol versus Capital
A way to help you remember when to use “capitol” is to focus on the o’s: Congress gets nothing done in the Capitol; zero things, a goose egg.
Word Clash: “Home in” versus “Hone in”
As a writer and an editor, it is my duty to hone my vocabulary to best home in my message. In fact, I have a section of this website dedicated to the honing of words: The Whetstone. Should the words I use cause confusion, what use of a writer am I? I admit that I … Continue reading Word Clash: “Home in” versus “Hone in”
Language learning: Be doers of the language, not just hearers
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was … Continue reading Language learning: Be doers of the language, not just hearers
When ecdemics reveal the good and occulted things in life
Ecdemic, pandemic; tomayto, tomahto; this edition of Words of the Week highlights alternatives for "pandemic", introduces "happy talk", unveils "occultation", and presents toasted "staff of life."