Illusion or allusion?
These words, being near homophones, are often confused. Make sure you know the difference and keep them straight. According to Merriam-Webster’s, allusion is defined as: Now, compare that definition with that of illusion: The following photograph is a great example of one of these words. Which word do you think more accurately represents the photograph? What argument can be...
An English professor was trying to make extra money selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door. At his next scheduled stop, he knocked and a little girl answered. “Young Lady, may I please have a word with your mother?” he asked. “Nah, she ain’t home,” the girl replied. Taken aback, the man scolded the little girl: “Young lady, where’s your grammar?” “She’s upstairs taking a bath.”
How the English Language is Shakespeare's Language
Almost all students of English, native and non-native speakers, have to study the works of William Shakespeare. Most do so begrudgingly. Part of this reaction is because, despite being reassured by teachers that Shakespeare is one of the most influential writers in the English language (and in the world), many students don’t understand exactly how profound Shakespeare’s writing was on the...