Daily Archives: February 13, 2016

The OED in LA? “Hollywood is a verb”

The Los Angeles County Library is celebrating the Oxford English Dictionary during the month of March. Explore this rich and exciting website: LFLA.ORG/OED

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“An elegy for lost verbiage”

A lot of vocabulary has been eliminated from the current version of the SAT tests. An amusing article in The Economist incorporates the lost vocabulary into a story: http://www.theworldin.com/article/10654/elegy-lost-verbiage What do you think about the elimination of this vocabulary?

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Shall vs. Should – Should it make a difference?

The modal auxiliaries carry a lot of weight, as became evident in the Paris conference on climate change: http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/12/15/shall-should-and-the-fate-of-the-earth/

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