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12 English Slang Words That Instantly Make You Sound Uneducated

By |2020-07-03T17:05:12+03:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

I love the English language. The way you can use words to express a thought or paint a picture is something that makes us human. However, some words do us no favors. I’m talking about English slang words. Don’t get me wrong, I use a few of the following examples myself, but I’m all too [...]

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20 Commonly Mispronounced Words That May Belie Your Intelligence

By |2020-06-27T12:08:48+03:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , |

When it comes to commonly mispronounced words, I have a really bad habit. If I don’t know how to pronounce a word, I’ll just skim over it and carry on reading. Then one night, I watched 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'. There was a scene where he was trying to impress Veronica Corningstone. He [...]

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20 Sophisticated Synonyms for Jerk to Use in an Intelligent Conversation

By |2020-06-23T13:24:10+03:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , |

Sometimes I want to describe a situation where a person is a complete jerk, but I don’t want to use that particular word. It’s not that I‘m being pretentious, it’s more that the word doesn’t quite fit the circumstances. It was only when I started looking for alternatives that I realized just how many synonyms [...]

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12 Interesting Word Origins You Had No Idea about

By |2020-06-16T14:13:37+03:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Our use of language makes us human. Yet, we pay little attention to where words come from. Well, here are 12 interesting word origins you may have had no idea about. 12 Interesting Word Origins Vaccine (Latin) The word 'vaccine' has been in the news a lot recently. But where did the word originate from? [...]

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7 Words with a Deep Meaning You Probably Didn’t Know

By |2020-06-01T23:17:57+03:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

The human experience is complex and sometimes you need words with deeper meanings than usual to help you to describe what you’re going through. If you dig a little deeper into language, you’ll find a whole host of words with a deep meaning that can explain all the complicated feelings you have. Have you ever felt lost [...]

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12 Types of ‘Philes’ and What They Love: Which One Do You Relate to?

By |2020-06-02T01:02:32+03:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wondered if there is a name for something that you love? Well, it turns out there probably is. The word ‘phile’ is a person who has a love or obsession with a particular thing and comes from the ancient Greek word for love ‘phileein’. Moreover, you may be surprised to know that [...]

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Saudade: A Profound Emotional State You’ve Probably Experienced

By |2020-06-02T18:43:31+03:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Saudade is a Portuguese word. Its meaning is so complex that cannot be translated into one single word. It has a notoriously complicated definition which can be difficult to explain. There is no English word that it translates to, instead, we use entire phrases, to sum up, its depth. Saudade is often thought to be [...]