Advice · English · List

50 Words to Use More Often (Just Because They’re Fun)

Alternative title: Why not revisit those fun times as an SAT-prepping junior? pedantic: perfectionist, fussy antipode: the exact opposite of something else cornucopia: an abundant supply of things eloquent: meaningful in speaking or writing qualm: an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear squabble: a disagreement about something trivial pompous: arrogant, pretentious eminent: distinguished, notable benevolent:… Continue reading 50 Words to Use More Often (Just Because They’re Fun)

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Debate · English · Politics

Let’s Talk Offensiveness in the Dictionary

Where does vulgarity become inappropriate for the public eye? Is the standard different if it's been an element ingrained into our history for centuries? Scene: this afternoon. My English class, specifically, "Women and the Civil War." Tropical classroom, sans air conditioning. Students arranged in a makeshift circle. Everyone pretending it's their Uncle Tom's Cabin copy that they've… Continue reading Let’s Talk Offensiveness in the Dictionary