Tag Archives: language

Daily prompt: Aimful thoughts

DAILY PROMPT Aimless I was thinking about aimless last night as I stood at the sink doing the washing up. Not because doing the washing up is aimless when you consider I don’t have a dishwasher (one plate per day, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Give it a go!

DAILY PROMPT Tricky Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. It’s tricky being an Australian on an American blog site. In a nutshell, the US matters in the world and Australia doesn’t*, which means what happens here … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: What must Byron be thinking?

DAILY PROMPT Drop Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. A drop of ink, so Byron said, may make a million think, But ink’s in short supply, these days (remember good old Quink?) And all those words … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Spare me the verbal codswallop

DAILY PROMPT Morphing Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, … Continue reading

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Linguistic feminism

I just never had any problem with the so-called male pronoun representing both and/or all genders Martha Kennedy said this almost in passing, in her post entitled ‘Too Many to Name’, and had I been younger/more agile and energetic, I’d … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: A pox on our priorities

Daily Prompt Sounds Right This is clearly subjective, but some words really sound like the thing they describe (personal favorites: puffin; bulbous; fidgeting). Do you have an example of such a word (or, alternatively, of a word that sounds like … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Dream on, you silly old chook

DAILY POST: TAKE THAT, ROSETTA! If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? I am not … Continue reading

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Daily post: Language 2100? Don’t want to know

DAILY PROMPT: 2100 The language of the future: what will it be like? I have no idea what the language of the future will be like – and thank god for that. If the present trend continues, we might have … Continue reading

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