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The Other F-Word

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This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Why We Homeschool, Part 1

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Most of the content on this blog is language oriented, but every now and then I like to talk about a broader topic–our approach to educating our children, namely, homeschooling.

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Words That Are Their Own Opposites: Contronyms

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The word contronym is a recently coined neologism. It refers to words that have definitions that are opposite of one another. There are words–common ones, mind you–that mean the opposite of themselves in certain contexts. Learn more!

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20 More SAT Words (Quiz Included)

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Here’s my second post on common SAT words. The first post is here. Below are 20 words randomly selected from …

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In Memoriam: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley

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When I was a kid, my grandmother used to remind us of the superstition that “bad news always comes in …

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