All of a sudden, I keep reading, seemingly out of nowhere, the word quirk or quirked to describe how people smile or even lift an eyebrow. I *think* these writers mean a small, quick, half smile, but the word quirk doesn't give me a physical reference, so I am making this up. I should add, … Continue reading Quirks of language
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I love the English language. It’s so greedy and eager. It's eroding and growing in equal measure. It’s absorbent and ever evolving. I've enjoyed marveling at how pliant it is and how it's changed and how it will keep changing, as everything does. English reflects both cultural and physical influences and it's use so much about … Continue reading International English I