Word of the week

Have you ever completed the Word Power feature in Reader’s Digest? I’m not much interested in such games – I don’t even do crosswords! – but I am committed to increasing my own vocabulary. Why? Because if I know more words, I’ll be able to read more fluently. But even more important, I’ll be able to write better. Knowing lots of words allows me – and you — to be more precise in writing. In my word-of-the-week feature I share a word with you that I’ve discovered in my own reading.

What are ‘pishogues’?

Reading time: Less than 1 minute Increase your vocabulary and you’ll make your writing much more precise. That’s why I provide a word of the week. Today’s word: pishogues…. I always enjoy reading books by authors from different countries. Almost inevitably, their language or expressions are quite different from my …

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On holiday!

Despite the pandemic, I hope you’re able to take some time off for yourself, even if you’re unable to see many family members or friends. Last night my family went for a walk in a light-filled neighbourhood across town. We all wore masks and friends walked us by several blocks …

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