Tag Archives: English

Romance

What is romance? I approach the concept as a subset or genre of books. Being a bit of a febrile non-fiction bibliophile I saw romance novels as a supreme waste of time. Such things as science fiction or fantasy rarely … Continue reading

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The Plagiarists

Plagiarism in the usual, legal sense has to do with works published for profit or acclaim. It may be scientific research, books, magazine articles, plays, music and lyrics for sale. It is passing off an idea without acknowledgement that you … Continue reading

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Addiction

In the understanding and comprehension of an issue it sometimes helps to analyze or decompress a term or expression. Addiction is one such term. The prefix “ad” or “add” is simple enough to understand: A + B = C: but … Continue reading

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The Bubbler Question

I did some considerable research about the bubbler question. It’s called a bubbler because that’s what it’s called. A bubbler is that part of a public drinking fountain that elevates the water so as to prevent one’s lips from coming … Continue reading

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A Foot In The Door

Putting “a foot in the door” harks back to the days of cold call door-to-door salesmen. Salesmen would knock on residential doors or, if you were wealthy enough to have one, ring the door bell. The housewife would open the … Continue reading

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Rio

Just an oddity I’ve noticed over the years regarding mass media. In preface let me say I only read and write in good ol’ American English. I read the news practically every day about happenings around the world. News articles … Continue reading

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P is for Plantation

The term Plant on this factory entrance sign is an abbreviation, shorthand if you will, for the term Plantation. Insofar as labor is concerned, little has changed aside from the name. The term Plantation implies plants or crops of various … Continue reading

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