Where the Word Soccer Comes From

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I’m contemplating the word soccer and why we are the only country in the world that doesn’t call the game football. It certainly seems to be an appropriate name. I’ve thought it would make more sense to call soccer football, and what we call football something like tackleball or smashball. But no one’s asking me.

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Write Like You Talk

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Why you should write like you talk…

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It Has Become Uncool To Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About

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I posted a version of this spoken-word poem some time ago, but I’m a little fascinated with what they call kinetic typography — moving text that parallels the audio, so I thought I’d share this version too.

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How to Hook Your Reader

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The first line of any piece of writing should hook the reader. In this article, we look as some famously great. and not-so-great, opening lines.

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