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Topic: Penpalling
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:54:40 AM
I have a pen pal.

I am:

1. pen palling
2. pen-palling
3. penpalling?


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: "is ... be"
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:59:35 PM
From Grammar Quiz:

“When is a semicolon be used to divide elements in a list?”

Is the above sentence grammatically correct?


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: Quoi ma gueule?
Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:48:39 PM
What is the exact meaning, in English, of Quoi ma gueule?

PS. RIP Johnny

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: Dreams ...
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:09:32 PM
Why do we dream?

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: Body English
Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 2:17:20 PM
Does body English (movement of the body) refer only to English people?

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: In accord with nature
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 4:09:26 PM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Faroe Islands



They look beautiful, but that moist and wet conditions plus organic matter – doesn’t it make mould more likely to develop? Just curious. I can sometimes spot a house all overgrown by greenery, and I am very curious what does it look inside?

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: Weird grammar rules
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:59:50 PM
[It] don't matter, instead of it doesn't ...

Ya wanna go?


I often come across grammatical inaccuracy in spoken English (especially those who tend to speak fast are particularly quality here, in my opinion. Also I have noticed that in different areas of the UK spoken English varies, and even though is not grammatically correct is often pleasing the ear.)


Some of them don't bother me at all, some make me cringe. Some of them I find more natural and, must admit, prefer to RP.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: For fans of Joseph Conrad
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 4:30:09 PM
TheParser wrote:

In 1911, he wrote to a friend:

"My first English reading was the Standard newspaper ... and my first acquaintance by the ear with it was in the speech of fishermen, shipwrights and sailors of the East Coast. But in 1880 I had mastered the language sufficiently to pass the first examination for officers in the merchant marine. ... But 'mastered' is not the right word; I should have said 'acquired.' I've never opened an English grammar in my life."


Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1957 print edition.


I find it very interesting and intriguing what he wrote here. Having read some of his books, I must admit I was thinking how gifted he must had been for languages... .

It is amazing how the English language can still inspire to write in this very language (difficult language, unless one has been fortunate enough to live in the UK since their childhood) -- the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 went to Japanese born writer! (Personally, I am thrilled with the choice.)

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: be in bad with (someone)
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 4:00:02 PM
Very happy to learn this new idiom, but I wonder, how many people have misread the word bad or pronounced it incorrectly? Not being fluent in spoken English, I will steer clear of using it. :)

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Topic: What the hell, Chicago?
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:31:44 PM
(Topic stolen from Idiom of the Day)

Should I be just consistent, follow a style ... or I should cap the word Hell when use as a proper noun?


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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