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Short KJV language word list

This is a 1-page introduction to the language of the Authorised Version which can serve as a quick introduction for new readers. Particularly for second language speakers of English, it is helpful to explain the distinction between “Thou” and “You”, … Continue reading

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Those Literal Cleaners

Saw this in “The Star” this morning.  A wife is taking her husband to the cleaners – literally: The amazing thing about this report is that the rest of the report has very little to say about this trip to … Continue reading

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English as she is spoke

Some usage that has entered modern Engleish, and can be heard on SAFM and other fun radio stesshins in the land of .za: Refute: to deny a statement, without providing a shred of evidence that would prove it wrong. It … Continue reading

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Please note, the idiom

So, “please note”. It’s about taking note, but is it really a plea? One thing it is not, is it is not the polite form of “Note”. It is a strangely forced form of politeness. “Please note that the train … Continue reading

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