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Topic: be on track
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:25:05 AM
Idiom of the Day
be on track — To progress or develop as planned, scheduled, or expected.
Topic: Guyana Independence Day
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:23:38 AM
Today's Holiday
Guyana Independence Day
This public holiday marks Guyana's independence from Britain on this day in 1966. Republic Day, or Mashramani, is another national holiday, commemorating February 23, 1970, when Guyana became a republic.
Topic: As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to...
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:22:43 AM
Oscar Wilde/Quotes
I can resist everything except temptation.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Topic: As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to...
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:20:06 AM
Quotation of the Day

As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Topic: Al Jolson (1886)
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:18:13 AM
Today's Birthday
Al Jolson (1886)
Jolson was one of the most popular entertainers in the US in the 1930s. The son of a rabbi, he had planned to be a cantor but instead became a singer and comedian. By the age of 15, he was touring in vaudeville and minstrel shows. His 1909 blackface performance of "Mammy" was a hit, and he performed on Broadway and the radio. In 1927, he starred in the first feature-length "talkie," The Jazz Singer.
Topic: Vauxhall Bridge Opens in London (1906)
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:12:47 AM
This Day in History
Vauxhall Bridge Opens in London (1906)
Vauxhall Bridge is an arch bridge over the River Thames in central London. Despite its public garden and location, the Vauxhall area was sparsely populated before the 19th century, and a plan for a bridge there was hatched in 1809 to help develop the area. The resulting bridge was in terrible shape by the end of the century, however, and construction on a new, richly decorated, steel-and-granite replacement began in 1898.
Topic: The Blombos Cave
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:11:10 AM
Article of the Day
The Blombos Cave
Located in a limestone cliff on the coast of South Africa, Blombos Cave is an archaeological site made famous in the 1990s, when excavators uncovered 75,000-year-old beads, 80,000-year-old bone tools, and some of the earliest evidence of fishing, dating back approximately 140,000 years. The finds suggest the existence of cognitive behaviors not previously associated with Middle Stone Age people.
Topic: invertebrate
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:03:26 AM
Word of the Day
invertebrate
Definition: (adjective) Lacking a backbone or spinal column; not vertebrate.
Synonyms: spineless
Usage: The sixth grade class groaned in unison as the students learned that they would be dissecting worms during their study of invertebrates.
Topic: Using Idioms that End with Prepositions
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:01:43 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Using Idioms that End with Prepositions
Idioms that end with prepositions are typically phrasal verbs and consist of a verb followed by either a preposition, a particle, or a particle with a preposition.
Topic: keep (one's) socks on
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:52:47 AM
Idiom of the Day
keep (one's) socks on — To remain patient and calm, especially when beginning to become angry or upset with impatience. Usually said as an imperative.

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