Tag: words

POLITICS

Guess Who Said These Words?

Now, contrary to the old adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me” ⎯ words hurt, and their usage can also have harmful and devastating effects not only on an individual but also on the psyche of an entire nation ⎯ tantamount to any weapon of mass destruction, though not in the same physical […]

COMMENTARY

“Big Up Uno B***D C***T” Self — Words Matter!

At one time, or other we have been suggested in ways that are unorthodox, to put it kindly if not mildly, and to decipher then decide if the unorthodoxy was complimentary or a dagger twisting wound. The ambiguity where none should be might be considered ignorance with respect to the use of language, cultural affirmation and figure of speech. However, […]

EDUCATION School

Let Your Maybe Be Perhaps and Your May Be Could Be

It is often said English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, but is it really? Well, if you think it is, try Finnish, Russian, Japanese, and Mandarin. The fact is English has gained the reputation of being fearsomely difficult, partly because of its many contradictions. For example, ‘overlook’ and ‘oversee’ have opposite meanings, while ‘look’ and ‘see’ […]

COMMENTARY

10 Quotes To Reflect On For The New Year

Words are powerful and they can either be used to inspire or discourage an individual. Now, as we enter a New Year, we’ll do well to ponder on words that will not only inspire and encourage us, but also cause us to think differently, overcome challenges, and seize on new opportunities. Here are 10 quotes that one may find helpful […]

LIFESTYLE

The Last Words Of A Famous Few

Poignant, funny, sad, weird or mean—last words can be profound or impactful as we shuffle off the stage of life. Here are some notable examples: Aldus Huxley (humanist): “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice […]