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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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English spelling – Why is it so crazy?

By |December 17th, 2014|

English spelling is so crazy and I am constantly apologizing to my students for this.  While there are reasons for why it turned out like this. there are ongoing attempts to standardize the spelling, none of which have worked to date.

It seems now […]

How to Be Concise – Choose More Specific Words

By |December 17th, 2014|

In Canadian written English, it is important to learn how to be concise. This is a quality of well-written, refined writing and speaking, although it is not as important in casual speech. Being concise involves using specific vocabulary which more clearly states what it […]

Social Assistance for Newcomers

By |December 12th, 2014|

Should we provide social assistance for newcomers to Canada? What about language training? Public school? Health services? Newcomers, whether immigrants, refugees or temporary residents, are potential future citizens. Where do we draw the line when determining access to essential services? As the following article […]

Latin Phrases used in English

By |December 11th, 2014|

The following post contains a list of Latin phrases that we use in English. While some are less common, several really are part of everyday usage, such as carpe diem, in absentia, persona non grata and post mortem. English uses terms from many languages, […]

Pronouncing T in Canada

By |December 4th, 2014|

In Canadian English, there are several ways to pronounce the letter /T/. This depends on where the letter is in the word and whether it begins a stressed syllable or not. If so, the sound is sharp and has quite a bit of air. […]

Do Canadians really say “Aboot”?

By |December 3rd, 2014|

I have often heard the pronunciation stereotype for Canadians which states we pronounce the word “about” as “aboot.” But I always wondered where that came from since I certainly had never heard that.

Recently, I came across the following article which backs me up […]

10 Non-Errors to Stop Correcting

By |December 2nd, 2014|

 It can be difficult sometimes to identify what is and what isn’t an error in English, even for native speakers. And I can only imagine the difficulties faced by people who grew up speaking another language.

I have observed that, sometimes, what was considered […]