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What Are Absolute Metaphors?

What Are Absolute Metaphors?

An absolute metaphor is a metaphor (or figurative comparison) in which one of the terms can't be readily distinguished from the other.......[Read More]
Unusual costumes

Unusual costumes

Nice Carnival is the largest winter event on the French Riviera. In 2009, Carnaval de Nice took place from 13 February to 1 March, and the theme was Roi des Mascarades (King of Masquerades).......[Read More]
détourner

détourner

What does the French word détourner mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
How to Tie a Ghillie Shirt

How to Tie a Ghillie Shirt

The kilt is largely recognized as an icon of Scottish style. But what's often overlooked is the Ghillie shirt that's worn with a kilt for casual occasions. Also called Jacobean or Jacobite shirts, Ghillie shirts feature a distinct lace-up collar which runs from the middle of the chest up to the thro......[Read More]
léser

léser

What does the French word léser mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
Connotation and Denotation: Answers to Practice Exercises

Connotation and Denotation: Answers to Practice Exercises

The commonly confused words "connotation" and "denotation": answers to practice exercises.......[Read More]
How Well Can You Spell? Take This Test and Find Out

How Well Can You Spell? Take This Test and Find Out

Here are the answers to the Spelling Review Exercises, Groups A through G.......[Read More]
Je Rijbewijs Halen Met Enkele Tips Voor Uw Rijexamen

Je Rijbewijs Halen Met Enkele Tips Voor Uw Rijexamen

Het gaat niet om de fout, maar de manier waarop je het oplost. Mocht je zo’n pil willen nemen, overleg dan eerst met je rijinstructeur envraag eventueel ook advies bij je huisarts. Neem geen versuffende medicijnen tegen de zenuwen. Het is gebeurd en je kunt er daarna niets meer aan doen. Na ti......[Read More]
The Illusion of Historic Time, by Alice Meynell (page two)

The Illusion of Historic Time, by Alice Meynell (page two)

Alice Meynell's numerous essays on childhood, says Daniel Robinson, "are central to all of [her] prose work because childhood is the foundation of the human life explored in one way or another in all of the other essays." Nowhere does Meynell express that perception more eloquently th......[Read More]
Réfléchir - to reflect, think

Réfléchir - to reflect, think

Learn how to conjugate réfléchir, a regular -ir French verb.......[Read More]
Homophone Corner: What's the Difference Between 'Scene' and 'Seen'?

Homophone Corner: What's the Difference Between 'Scene' and 'Seen'?

The noun "scene" refers to a place, setting, or view, or a part of a play or film. "Seen" is the past participle form of the verb "see."......[Read More]
Features of Pidgin Languages

Features of Pidgin Languages

A pidgin language is a simplified language used as a form of communication between groups of people who do not share a common language. The origin of the term "pidgin" is uncertain. It may come from a mispronunciation of the English word "business," or it may come from "pigeon," which is used to mea......[Read More]
Porter - to wear; to carry

Porter - to wear; to carry

Learn how to conjugate porter, a regular -er French verb.......[Read More]
The Chaos, by Charivarius (Gerard Nolst Trenité) (page two)

The Chaos, by Charivarius (Gerard Nolst Trenité) (page two)

Composed by Dr. Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946), "The Chaos" illustrates many of the irregularities of English spelling (orthography) and pronunciation.......[Read More]
A Note on the Writer's Craft, by John Erskine

A Note on the Writer's Craft, by John Erskine

"Write with nouns and verbs," say Strunk and White in "The Elements of Style," "not with adjectives and adverbs." Yet in this passage from an essay published in 1946, John Erskine challenges that conventional piece of advice. "What you wish to say is not found in t......[Read More]
How to Place Wards in Wicca

How to Place Wards in Wicca

Wiccans believe that everything contains energy, from humans and animals to trees and running water. They also believe that these energies can infuse inanimate objects, sometimes so strongly that they affect the living things around them. For instance, if you move into a new home and suddenly find y......[Read More]
Dans - French Preposition

Dans - French Preposition

The French preposition dans usually means in, but also has some other English equivalents, depending on the context.......[Read More]
Danmari Kurabe - Learn from a Story

Danmari Kurabe - Learn from a Story

"Danmari Kurabe" is one of Japanese folk tales.......[Read More]