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9th Innings, Closers, and Politics

Baseball Idioms In Politics Here’s an excerpt from this article on a bill to boost health compensation to “first responders” (health workers, firefighters, police officers) who responded to the World Trade Center attacks and are believed to have suffered higher…

December 22, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 5: Intangibles

The Post of Intangibles The void of space represents that which is intangible. Though objects exist within this otherwise empty space, it is filled by neither water, nor air; it is for this reason that it is known popularly as…

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 3: Fire

The Post of Fire Fire represents the agent of active change. Fire, originally a force for destruction, is used daily by mankind for the forging of metals, the heating of homes, and the illumination of city streets. It is a…

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 2: Water

The Post of Water Water represents motion, mobility, and subtlety. Water takes many forms, from oceans, to steam, to clouds, to rain, to raging torrents, to snow, to ice bergs, to tranquil lakes. Water follows the path of least resistance….

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 1: Earth

The Post of Earth Earth represents the foundation of knowledge. It represents facts, logic, and reality. Knowledge must begin with what is tangible to our human experience. This experience is defined by the human body. We may say that we…

December 9, 2010, by

News

English Comprehension: Apple’s Communication Gap

For English Language Learners We will be using the story at CNN linked below for English comprehension, with a key focus on idiomatic expressions. This is also for all the good people at the Facebook page, English Idioms, which I…

December 7, 2010, by

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English Quiz: House-Hunting, Results

So, First, The Theme Perfect time to buy a home – but we’re too scared The theme of this article is simple enough in basic terms: people who would otherwise be expected to purchase homes are too frightened to buy….

December 3, 2010, by

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English Quiz: Nervous House Hunters

Practice Your English Since I am doing this for free, I cannot grade anyone’s answers. Instead, I am conducting a thought experiment that will challenge your English comprehension. You do not need to think of this in terms of “marks”…

December 2, 2010, by

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English: Precedented vs. Unprecedented

With Precedent? Without Precedent? “Precedent” A precedent is an action that is used as a later example, or standard, by which future actions may be judged. Therefore, the precedent precedes (comes before, comes prior to) the action the precedent is…

December 2, 2010, by

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English: Public Relations (PR)

A Common Media Term Public Relations, referred to as PR for short (not “per,” but P (pause) R), is the interaction between an organization (such as a government agency, a corporation, a school board, a church, etc.) and the public….

December 1, 2010, by

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English: Tapping People

Not A Physical Tap Obama Taps Geithner, Lew to Help Resolve Tax Cut Debate In this context, to tap (someone) does not mean physically tapping them. Historically, tapping someone on the shoulder is an action done to select someone or…

December 1, 2010, by