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Christmas is a time to get together with family and use language with each other. Sometimes we fall into old language habits when we reunite with family, like falling back into a regional accent, gossiping with a twin in your own private language, and, of course, indiscriminate screaming. In order to make sure that your […]more
Has someone been pulling the wool over your eyes? Have they been ‘economical with the truth’? Told you ‘terminological inexactitudes’? You can do better than just ‘liar’. Why don’t you try calling them out with this curated list of synonyms? After all, what stings more: ‘liar’ or ‘teller of untruths’? You decide – here is a […]more
There’s an abundance of evidence in every type of writing, from journalism to legal reports, that many English speakers are all at sea when it comes to understanding the differences between lie and lay If you confess to being among their number, it’s not entirely your fault: the situation is bewildering in some respects, all part […]more