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Posts Tagged ‘English language’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/23/21 – TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY!

What light from yon flatscreen breaks? Forsooth ‘n shit, it’s NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY! The Granddaddy of all English writers, The Bard himself, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon would have had a field day with today’s English language and its 250,000-word vocabulary. Old Bill had to get […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/21 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/18/20 – THESAURUS DAY

The craziest thing about the English language is that there is no synonym for Thesaurus, our main source of them. The vague and unsatisfactory “Word Book” or “Synonym Dictionary” are as close as it gets on NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY! Couldn’t British lexicographer Peter Roget have just made […]

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