Word War: Celebrant vs Celebrator

When you celebrate your birthday, are you the celebrant or the celebrator? For some people, the words may seem synonymous and interchangeable, while some may not have even heard the word celebrator. Most people use the phrase “birthday celebrant” to refer to people who celebrate their birthday. Now, is this correct or is this only... Continue Reading →

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 →

Opposites Attract

You dwell in silence; I thrive in loquacity. You study the human body; I dissect language and pieces of literature. You color the world with your songs; I, through my poems. You tell stories thru your paintings; I, through my prose. You race in sunshine; I dance in the rain. You are forgivingly resentful; I... Continue Reading →

Commonly Confused Words

Leaning vocabulary can be very tricky, especially for words that have related meaning, the same or almost the same pronunciation, or the same roots. Based from my experience from teaching vocabulary as an ESL instructor, it is almost always difficult for a student to remember the differences of related words. They often interchange them (he... Continue Reading →

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