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Month: June 2021

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Steve Berry, Keynote Speaker

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The Night I Fell From the Sky

Getting from the back of our attic to the master bedroom can involve (A) 50 paces and 14 stairs or (B) one large step.

Usually I take the 50+14 because it doesn’t include smashing through a plasterboard ceiling with my body followed by a drop of ten feet to the floor and the possibility of landing on top of a bureau or dresser.

either/or

Either/Or and Neither/Nor

The English language is home to plenty of similar words and phrases. Desert and dessert. Stationery and stationary. Principle and principal. Word pairings like “either/or” and “neither/nor” sound like they could be interchangeable, but are they?

The 49 Bus

Oh, hi. Yes, sure, you can sit here. Crowded isn’t it? Yes, The 49 Bus is usually crowded this time of day. People going to work and shopping and the school kids, you know.

Ballpark

15 Americanisms You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

If you threw a party with guests from Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Jamaica, and the United States, they might have a hard time understanding each other. English is spoken in all five countries, but every culture puts its own spin on things.

The Coin

An unforgiveable family debt brings Jack Perle from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the docks of Philadelphia where he plots to collect from those closest to him.

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