Tag Archives: English

What’s So Awful About Good Grammar?

July 11, 2011


I’ve seen a noticeable increase in articles, posts and Twitters about “grammar police” lately. Most of the stories run this way: a person will write about the importance of proper grammar and spelling, and the commenters usually criticize and whine that English is too difficult and that proper English doesn’t matter, anyway. Au contraire. Proper […]

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English to Chinese- EZ Fun Foh Yoo!

May 30, 2011


Hey! Want to learn Chinese, perhaps improve your furniture assembly reading skills? I saw this at Disgruntled Republican and almost laughed my head off. I showed my kids and we all came up with some hearty additions to the list. Bwahaha! It’s best if you read them aloud. You’ll learn it better that way. 😉 […]

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This is For All the Grammar Nazis

March 17, 2011

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I found this video on my friend Renee’s blog. The kids and I got a kick out of it, especially since we’re delving into English grammar for home lessons now. I caught an uncorrected mistake in this bright young man’s schpeel, though. Can you figure it out?

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Happy Yogi Berra Appreciation Day!

July 27, 2010


Last year on this day, I posted for Yogi Berra Appreciation Day. Here we are again, a whole ‘nother year later! Woohoo! In case you didn’t know, Yogi Berra was a baseball player. His real name is Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra. He was born in 1925. He played as catcher for the New York Yankees. […]

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English to Chinese in 10 EZ Lessons!

August 19, 2008


I love the Chinese language. Seriously. Can’t understand a word of it, but I do like it. Oh, wait– I do know a little bit! We learned a few Chinese phrases when we read about Gladys Aylward, missionary to the Mandarins. I wrote about it here. I saw this at Disgruntled Republican and almost laughed […]

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