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Commonly Misunderstood English Words — Infographic

Commonly Misunderstood English Words

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Sometimes that word you use does not necessarily mean what you think it does.  As famously pointed out in The Princess Bride, there are many words in the English language that are used often, but many times used incorrectly.  Today’s infographic points out 12 of these.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Infographics

 

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15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature — Infographic

15 Words You Never Knew Came From Literature

The English language is always evolving, and new words pop up every time we turn around, or so it seems.  At the beginning, they may not be well known, but sometimes become such a part of our everyday lexicon we forget their origin.  Although in some cases, the common meaning of these words may have changed, all of the words on today’s infographic come from literature throughout the ages.  Who knew a “tween” was really between 20 and 33 years old??  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Infographics

 

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British vs. American English — Infographic

British vs. American English

Even though it’s all the same language, the differences between British and American English are many.  While there are times we can decipher what each other are saying, sometimes words have completely different meanings depending which side of the Atlantic you call home.  Today’s infographic takes a look at several of these differences.  My Canadian friends say they’re totally confused, as they sometimes use a hybrid of both the British and American usages.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Infographics

 

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What Is Your Acromyn IQ? — Infographic

What is Your Acronym IQ?

Test-speak and emojis are creeping into more and more areas of our life, even to the point that they’ve entered the dictionary as words in their own right.  How many of these do you really know though?  Try this fun game to see how many you either know or can guess and see how far you can make it on the path.  Check out the interesting “Did You Know” bits as well.  A score is found at the bottom!  How did you score?  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Infographics

 

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147 Words to Use Instead of “Very” — Infographic

147 Words to Use Instead of “Very”

I know I often find myself in a rut or getting trapped using the same words and descriptors over and over again in my writing.  I am sure it’s not an uncommon ailment.  Many times our students get caught in this trap as well.  Try having them speak without using “like” and their heads might explode!  Today’s infographic helps give a a little relief and some suggestions for avoiding another trap word, “very”.  [VIA]

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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Infographics

 

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16 Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Literature — Infographic

16 Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Literature

Sometimes the best inspiration and the greatest pick-me-up can come from the simplest places.  Children’s books are often our most beloved and create the greatest memories.  These quotes from many classic favorites are guaranteed to have you feeling inspired in no time.  [VIA]

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Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Infographics

 

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The Hardest Languages to Learn — Infographic

The Hardest Languages to Learn

The Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department compiles data about the amount of time it takes a native English speaker to learn various world languages.  This infographic compiles their results and ranks several languages from the easiest to the hardest to pick up.  [VIA]

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Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Infographics

 

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