vocabulary

We may look much younger than we really are. We may be in good health and show it. We may move briskly and upright ... but we forget that when we speak, our vocabulary, our phraseology, give away our age.
Pathetically, Trump doesn't realize that the reason why we women can't take our eyes off of him, is not because it's as if Chris Hemsworth has moved in next door, and we're hoping to get a glimpse of him weeding his garden. It's more like Trump is the weird, old, white guy (with ever-changing, drug-store hair color) who has suddenly parked in our neighborhood in his weird, old, white van, and we can't take our eyes off of him, for fear of what he will do next.
Stop casually throwing around words like "depressed" and "suicidal."
Last year I wrote a post about "stop saying I'm sorry" and remove the word "just" and other apologetic words from our female vocabulary. And now I'm going to say... I'm sorry!
To address this, let's first establish how children learn new words through defining vocabulary breadth and depth. Vocabulary
We've all heard of the terms globetrotters, day trippers and wanderlust but have you heard of glamping, a solivagant or mancations?
If we didn't allow English to evolve, we would hardly have words enough to express ourselves in our modern society, and we'd still be greeting each other by saying "Ēadig, þec tō mētenne."
Here are some of the connections I researched while working on my book, Home for Dinner. And remember, none of these requires a gourmet meal or a trip to the bookstore. Library books and a takeout pizza are just as good.
I doubt any took that message home, so parents, I'm asking you: please, will you pay your children to learn? I need your help to convince your children that education is not all punishment. You don't have to pay them in physical money. You can pay them in high-fives, in big smiles and in ice cream trips.
In this age of texting, cringe-worthy slang and the elimination of cursive handwriting taught in schools, can we take a collective moment and mourn the passing of grammar, as we once knew it? Admittedly, I was a word-thirsty kid.
Here are 15 words that should be in every grandparent's vocabulary.
Because the way we talk is deeply enmeshed with how we think, feel and act in the world, our critiques of how others speak are frequently a smoke-screen for our critiques about other aspects of their lives.
There are an estimated half million people in the United States who use American Sign Language as their primary form of communication. This year, let's work together to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds!
The work covers 350 words and expressions, all accompanied by rich illustrations. Its two creators are women who deal with the promotion of Greek books in North America as they are the co-founders of The Hellenic Book Club.
November is Picture Book Month and this week is National Young Readers Week, which got me thinking about libraries and the tremendous value they offer our young children.