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Topic: abysmal failure
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:24:04 AM
If you describe a situation or the condition of something as abysmal, you think that it is very bad or poor in quality.
Topic: Burkina Faso Republic Day
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:20:18 AM
When is Proclamation of the Republic Day?

Republic Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso celebrated on December 11th each year.

This holiday commemorates the establishment of the Republic of Upper Volta on this day in 1958.
Topic: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:29:22 AM
slang




A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.
"Grass is slang for marijuana"

Synonyms :

informal language
colloquialisms
idioms
patois
argot
Topic: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:26:28 AM
“All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry”

September 27, 2007, by liammorris


G.K. Chesterton said it well. Using slang gives us the ability to define our language, and in turn to define our culture. All my life I’ve been taught that proper speech and grammar are the only acceptable forms of communication. Even contractions were frowned upon in my papers. Grateful for the proper training in the art of grammar, but in search of new art; I now branch out into the world of the vernacular, slang, street talk, patois, fuzzwords, jargon, and lingo. Clear communication is key, and it is definitely an art. However, the method by which we express our inner thoughts and desires is developing. I’m here to celebrate slanguage, and its artistic creativity.

We will explore slang from around the country, poetry written in the vernacular, and go after whatever you might suggest. Contributions are not only welcome but necessary for survival. Let’s critique slang, and decide whether it lives or dies.

In the words of Raymond Chandler:
“I’ve found that there are only two kinds (slang) that are any good: slang that has established itself in the language, and slang that you make up yourself. Everything else is apt to be passé before it gets into print.”
Topic: Hector Berlioz (1803)
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:21:17 AM
Berlioz completed three operas, the first of which, Benvenuto Cellini, was an outright failure. The second, the huge epic Les Troyens (The Trojans), was so large in scale that it was never staged in its entirety during his lifetime. His last opera, Béatrice et Bénédict – based on Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing – was a success at its premiere but did not enter the regular operatic repertoire. Meeting only occasional success in France as a composer, Berlioz increasingly turned to conduct, in which he gained an international reputation. He was highly regarded in Germany, Britain, and Russia both as a composer and as a conductor. To supplement his earnings he wrote musical journalism throughout much of his career; some of it has been preserved in book form, including his Treatise on Instrumentation (1844), which was influential in the 19th and 20th centuries. Berlioz died in Paris at the age of 65.
Topic: Kyoto Protocol Is Adopted (1997)
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:12:29 AM
What Is the Kyoto Protocol?

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that aimed to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the presence of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. The essential tenet of the Kyoto Protocol was that industrialized nations needed to lessen the amount of their CO2 emissions.


The Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, when greenhouse gases were rapidly threatening our climate, life on the earth, and the planet, itself. Today, the Kyoto Protocol lives on in other forms and its issues are still being discussed.
Topic: The Swedish Empire
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:08:18 AM
The Swedish Empire was technologically advanced and militarily strong, but economically poor and had too little indigenous population. Being located between the 55th and 70th degrees North isn’t exactly a good thing during a period called “Little Ice Age”.

The abysmal climate and the poor soil meant the Swedish population hardly made up one and half million - with Finland counted. While the Reformation had meant the state was completely literate and culturally and technologically advanced, it had little production industry outside military and trade was overlooked and treated by Mercantilism.

Sweden could conquer - it had been victorious in almost all its wars - but it could not hold. Sweden could not stand lengthy wars that would drain its manpower and economy dry, and while it could stand a defeat every now and then, it could not stand an all-out catastrophe.
Topic: Defining the Future Tense
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:51:05 AM
The Future Tense

The future can be expressed in several ways in English. Here are the different possibilities:

Future Simple: will + base form of the verb
Be Going To: am, is, are + going to + base form of the verb
Shall: Shall + subject + base form of the verb?
Future Progressive: will be + verbing
Present Simple and Present Progressive with Future Meaning
Topic: Defining the Future Tense
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:47:37 AM
Future tense


A tense expressing an action that has not yet happened or a state that does not yet exist.
"The dialect does not have a past or future tense"
Topic: wayfarer
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:39:25 AM
Wayfarer

NOUN: LITERARY

A person who travels on foot.

Synonyms :

traveler
journeyer
nomad
migrant
gypsy
vagabond

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