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I have blocked all email sent by Constant Contact because it is carrying a virus that impacts on Chrome browsers. When you click a link in a Constant Contact email message, the link is replaced…Continue
I'm working on a project for the Northern Territory Department of Education which includes a large volume of online learning media. This media is publicly accessible at:…Continue
The news media reported that "Angelina Jolie had "gifted" Brad Pitt a $30,000 Tiffany watch for father's day".Do you think it is correct to use gifted in that context?What other words might have been…Continue
Joseph's recent emailed newsletter about "Typing and Writing Symbols" was interesting. It reminded me of the days when I taught business communication and computing.
One of the things I taught students was how to create symbols on their computers that were not available on their keyboards. These symbols, as some of you will know, are part of the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) which you can find here:…Continue
An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word.
Some common acronyms are: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), POTUS (President of the United States).
Government agencies and QANGO or QUANGO (Quasi-Autonomous Non-Government…Continue
Tautology is a complicated term that means saying the same thing twice. It's considered bad use of language.
Unfortunately, however, there are numbers of word pairs that are tautologies that have crept into common use. Here are some examples:…Continue