Is English a Measure of Intelligence?

Is English a measure of intelligence? This has been an ongoing debate between different groups of people. Many believe that English—or speaking English well—is a measure of one’s intelligence. There are several blogs around the web that discuss this matter, most of which, if not all are baseless opinions. The most common mindset is this:... Continue Reading →

Word War: Farther vs Further

The only time someone told me my grammar sucks was when I told him to get the first cab going home because his house was farther than mine. That led to an argument whether the correct word was farther or further. To be fair, he was drunk, and I was rather under the influence of alcohol—fine,... Continue Reading →

Word War: Unlike vs Dislike

When a friend posts something on Facebook and you find it annoying or—for the lack of better wor—stupid, do you unlike it or do you dislike it? Both words are used interchangeably by most people on the Internet, but not by grammarians who are in the know. Do you know the difference between the two?

Circumcision: A Sign of Manhood?

Summer—according to meteorologists, this season extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. However, here in the Philippines, our summer extends for the whole months of March, April, and May. This is because (1) these are... Continue Reading →

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