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ancientsstudies · a day ago
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You said I killed you, haunt me then. Be with me always, take any form, drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you.
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ksmaggie · 2 days ago
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Food, glorious food!❤️Please be kind to animals! 食物!光荣的食物!❤️请爱护动物! (shíwù! guāngróng de shíwù!)❤️(qǐng àihù dòngwù!) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (you are here)
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fromgreecetoanarchy · 2 days ago
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[Video] Margaret Thatcher statue egged just few hours after installation
(Sunday, 15 May 2022) That didn't take long! Following fears that the new statue of Margaret Thatcher would attract egg throwing protests (as "promised" on various social media platforms) came true just a few hours after its installation in the town of Grantham where she was born and raised and later went on to become Britain's Prime Minister and one of the most hated political figures in British history.
Interestingly enough, the bronze statue was installed without a ceremony on a 3-metre base, to protect it from people's acts of "appreciation, respect and affection", since back in 2021, when it was revealed that there were plans to use £100,000 of taxpayers’ money for an unveiling ceremony of a Margaret Thatcher statue a Facebook group proposed an egg-throwing contest, which attracted 13,000 expressions of interest.
It has to be reminded that back in 2002 a marble statue of Margaret Thatcher in London was attacked with a cricket bat and decapitated with a metal bar. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ouJEZ3V33l0
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juststoryideas · a day ago
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Writing Tips
Commonly Misused Words & Phrases
phrases
⇾ another think coming (not another thing coming)
⇾ bated breath (not baited breath)
⇾ beck and call (not beckon call)
⇾ buck naked (not butt naked)
⇾ by accident (not on accident)
⇾ by and large (not by in large)
⇾ case in point (not case and point)
⇾ change tack (not change tact)
⇾ couldn’t care less (not could care less)
⇾ deep-seated (not deep-seeded)
⇾ desert: dry terrain // dessert: sweet course
⇾ due diligence (not do diligence)
⇾ exact revenge (not extract revenge)
⇾ for all intents and purposes (not for all intensive purposes)
⇾ free rein (not free reign)
⇾ homing in (not honing in)
⇾ hunger pangs (not hunger pains)
⇾ jibe with (not jive with)
⇾ moot point (not mute point)
⇾ nerve-wracking (not nerve-wrecking)
⇾ nip it in the bud (not nip it in the butt)
⇾ on tenterhooks (not on tender hooks)
⇾ one and the same (not one in the same)
⇾ palm off (not pawn off)
⇾ per se (not per say)
⇾ piqued my interest (not peaked my interest)
⇾ pore over (not pour over)
⇾ scot free (not scotch free or scott free)
⇾ shoo-in (not shoe-in)
⇾ sleight of hand (not slight of hand)
⇾ spit and image (not spitting image)
⇾ whet your appetite (not wet your appetite)
words
⇾ accept: receive something (verb) // except: exclusion (preposition)
⇾ adverse: something harmful // averse: feeling of dislike
⇾ advice: guidance (noun) // advise: to give counsel (verb)
⇾ affect: to influence (verb) // effect: result (noun)
⇾ all together: same place, same time // altogether: whole or complete
⇾ allowed: permitted // aloud: audibly
⇾ allude: make indirect reference // elude: escape
⇾ amiable: referring to person // amicable: referring to interaction
⇾ among: expresses relationship between several items // between: expresses relationship of one thing to another or to many other things
⇾ amoral: lacking morality // immoral: not conforming to standard morality // nonmoral: morality is irrelevant
⇾ any time: noun phrase used after preposition // anytime: adverb
⇾ assure: to tell someone something with confidence // ensure: to make certain something will occur // insure: to protect
⇾ a while: noun // awhile: adverb
⇾ bate: angry mood // bait: lure
⇾ blond: masculine // blonde: feminine
⇾ breath: air inhaled and exhaled (noun) // breathe: the action of inhaling and exhaling (verb)
⇾ canvas: closely woven close used to make items // canvass: to look closely or to illicit votes
⇾ capital: city, wealth, or resource // capitol: building where lawmakers meet
⇾ carat: a measure of the purity of gold // caret: a mark placed below the line to indicate a proposed insertion in a text // carrot: a vegetable
⇾ complement: enhances something // compliment: expression of praise
⇾ conscience: noun; one’s awareness // conscious: adjective; awake or alert
⇾ continual: occurring at regular intervals // continuous: occurring without interruption
⇾ dichotomy: entirely opposite // discrepancy: relatively minor inconsistency // disparity: significant difference
⇾ disc: music or throwable object // disk: computer storage
⇾ discreet: unobtrusive // discrete: separate
⇾ disinterested: impartial // uninterested: bored or not wanting to be involved
⇾ each: refers to individual object or person in a group of two or more // every: refers to a group of objects or people in a group of three or more
⇾ e.g.: for example (exampli gratia) // i.e.: in other words (id est)
⇾ emigrate: to move away // immigrate: to move into
⇾ empathy: ability to understand another’s perspective or emotions (but do not necessarily share them) // sympathy: understand from one’s own perspective (and share feelings)
⇾ envy: feeling of desiring something one does not have // jealous: feeling of fearing losing something one does have
⇾ every day: adverb // everyday: adjective
⇾ farther: physical distance // further: metaphorical distance
⇾ fazed: disturbed // phased: staged
⇾ fewer: countable difference // less: metaphorical difference
⇾ flaunt: to show off // flout: to defy
⇾ hanged: death of person via hanging // hung: to have suspended something
⇾ historic: famous or influential // historical: related to history
⇾ ingenious: to be clever and creative // ingenuous: to be innocent and unsuspecting
⇾ its: possessive form // it’s: it is
⇾ lay: placement of something // lie: act of reclining
⇾ loose: not fixed in place (adjective) // lose: to be deprived of or defeated (verb)
⇾ may: high possibility // might: low possibility
⇾ palate: roof of mouth // palette: thin board of colors // pallet: bed or platform
⇾ peak: mountain top // peek: quick look
⇾ persecute: to harass // prosecute: to bring legal action
⇾ prescribe: dictate a rule to follow // proscribe: forbid something
⇾ principal: head of organization or sum of money // principle: basic truth or law
⇾ reign: to rule // rein: to control or restraint
⇾ sleight: deceitful dexterity // slight: insult
⇾ stationary: unmoving // stationery: letter writing materials
⇾ subconscious: not in current focus awareness // unconscious: processes that occur automatically and are not available to introspection
⇾ than: for comparisons // then: for passage of time
⇾ that: restrictive; indicates something specific // which: nonrestrictive; adds information
⇾ their: possessive form // there: place // they’re: they are
⇾ to: preposition // too: adverb meaning also // two: number
⇾ well: adverb // good: adjective
⇾ who: subject // whom: object
⇾ who’s: who is // whose: possessive form
⇾ worse: comparative // worst: superlative
⇾ your: possessive form // you’re: you are
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to-be-okay · 2 days ago
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True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.
Josh Grayson, Sia
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drei-satzzeichen · a day ago
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I don’t care how hungry or impatient you are. The highest setting on the microwave is 100% and you better not take it apart to add power. This is not the Enterprise.
Mathilda to Justus, probably
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celebssmoking · 2 days ago
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desireaffection · 2 days ago
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iknowsevenlangauges · a day ago
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Do any other multilingual peeps do the thing where you try to say something in one language, but you use grammar from another language? Like, I'll be out here using German grammar for Russian.
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curiouscatalog · a day ago
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From: Sadler, Francis. The exactions and impositions of parish fees discovered. London : Printed for the author, 1738
KD8658 .S33 1738
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ancientsstudies · a day ago
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Cliveden House by postcardsbyhannah.
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catchymemes · 6 months ago
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venus-academia · 3 months ago
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nothing is as tender as annotating your favourite books. it’s like leaving a piece of your heart on the pages for somebody else to find.
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introvert-unicorn · 10 months ago
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Words to describe facial expressions
Absent: preoccupied 
Agonized: as if in pain or tormented
Alluring: attractive, in the sense of arousing desire
Appealing: attractive, in the sense of encouraging goodwill and/or interest
Beatific: blissful
Black: angry or sad, or hostile
Bleak: hopeless
Blinking: surprise, or lack of concern
Blithe: carefree, lighthearted, or heedlessly indifferent
Brooding: anxious and gloomy
Bug eyed: frightened or surprised
Chagrined: humiliated or disappointed
Cheeky: cocky, insolent
Cheerless: sad
Choleric: hot-tempered, irate
Darkly: with depressed or malevolent feelings
Deadpan: expressionless, to conceal emotion or heighten humor
Despondent: depressed or discouraged
Doleful: sad or afflicted
Dour: stern or obstinate
Dreamy: distracted by daydreaming or fantasizing
Ecstatic: delighted or entranced
Faint: cowardly, weak, or barely perceptible
Fixed: concentrated or immobile
Gazing: staring intently
Glancing: staring briefly as if curious but evasive
Glazed: expressionless due to fatigue or confusion
Grim: fatalistic or pessimistic
Grave: serious, expressing emotion due to loss or sadness
Haunted: frightened, worried, or guilty
Hopeless: depressed by a lack of encouragement or optimism
Hostile: aggressively angry, intimidating, or resistant
Hunted: tense as if worried about pursuit
Jeering: insulting or mocking
Languid: lazy or weak
Leering: sexually suggestive
Mild: easygoing
Mischievous: annoyingly or maliciously playful
Pained: affected with discomfort or pain
Peering: with curiosity or suspicion
Peeved: annoyed
Pleading: seeking apology or assistance
Quizzical: questioning or confused
Radiant: bright, happy
Sanguine: bloodthirsty, confident
Sardonic: mocking
Sour: unpleasant
Sullen: resentful
Vacant: blank or stupid looking
Wan: pale, sickly
Wary: cautious or cunning
Wide eyed: frightened or surprised
Withering: devastating
Wrathful: indignant or vengeful
Wry: twisted or crooked to express cleverness or a dark or ironic feeling
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to-be-okay · a day ago
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You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… But still move on without them.
Mandy Hale
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language-gremlin · 9 months ago
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so weird how in english some words are really just used in expressions and not otherwise… like has anyone said “havoc” when not using it in the phrase “wreaking havoc”? same goes for “wreaking” actually…
reply with more, i’m fascinated
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drei-satzzeichen · 2 days ago
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Skinny: Act tough, Shaw.
Peter: But I'm not tough.
Skinny: That's why I said 'act'.
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celebssmoking · a day ago
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black-lodge-gatekeeper · 9 months ago
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Bestie English - best friend Bestie Czech - beast, brute, monster
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politicsoflanguage · 12 months ago
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“A lot of native speakers are happy that English has become the world’s global language. They feel they don’t have to spend time learning another language,” says Chong.
“But… often you have a boardroom full of people from different countries communicating in English and all understanding each other and then suddenly the American or Brit walks into the room and nobody can understand them.”
The non-native speakers, it turns out, speak more purposefully and carefully, typical of someone speaking a second or third language. Anglophones, on the other hand, often talk too fast for others to follow, and use jokes, slang and references specific to their own culture, says Chong. In emails, they use baffling abbreviations such as ‘OOO’, instead of simply saying that they will be out of the office.
“The native English speaker… is the only one who might not feel the need to accommodate or adapt to the others,” she adds.
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