26 July, 2011

wordsyoushouldknow:

malinger

\mə-ˈliŋ-gər\ verb

To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work

(Source: a-word-for-that)

13 July, 2011
austinkleon:

George Orwell on “Newspeak,” from 1984

See also: “Politics and the English Language.” 

(via @coudal > Yewknee)

austinkleon:

George Orwell on “Newspeak,” from 1984

See also: “Politics and the English Language.”

(via @coudal > Yewknee)

13 July, 2011

wordsyoushouldknow:

paralepsis

[par-uh-lep-sis] noun

mentioning something by saying you won’t mention it

(Source: a-word-for-that)

11 July, 2011

wordsyoushouldknow:

admass

[ad-mas] noun

those who are easily influenced by mass media advertising ; the process of agents thereof

(Source: a-word-for-that)

30 June, 2011

Youd be a lot safer to just get rid of apostrophes altogether if youre too stupid to know they dont belong at the end of pluralization’s.

— Daniel Donche (via dandonche)

(Source: jandenhale)

21 June, 2011

laodicean

wordsyoushouldknow:

(lay-ah-duh-SEE-uhn) adjective

Lukewarm or indifferent, especially regarding religion.

(Source: a-word-for-that)

17 June, 2011
yeahwriteau:

Oh the English language…

yeahwriteau:

Oh the English language…

(Source: universitywriting)

15 June, 2011

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

— George Orwell (via thebookloverscorner)

(via thebookloverscorner)