Category Archives: vocabulary

  1. Cryptogamists, Eructers, and Wykyn de Worde

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

    As Welsh poet George Herbert rightly noted in the 1600s, “Good words are worth much, and cost little,” but sometimes …
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  2. Catgut, Logophiles, and Peter Mark Roget

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    February 19, 2017 by libroshombre

      Some words sort of grab you, like “catgut.” In our youth we were told that our tennis rackets were …
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  3. Sagan, Occam, and the Muse of Curiosity

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    December 16, 2016 by libroshombre

      “All About Words: An Adult Approach to Vocabulary Building” is a solid additional to any bathroom’s library. Mine, for …
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  4. Deep Reading, Lizard Feet, and Tough Cookies

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    August 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      Those immersed in the reading life know an engrossing dance of words and concepts can induced by good writing, …
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  5. Bubbles, Words, and Colors

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    October 27, 2015 by libroshombre

    “This world’s a bubble,” according to Saint Augustine, and I think he nailed it. I recently read a Slate.com article …
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  6. Pronouncing, Vocabulary Building, and Murals

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    July 3, 2015 by libroshombre

    “Pronunciation Errors That Changed Modern English” was a fascinating TheGuardian.com article posted by David Shariatmadari in 2014. He noted that …
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