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31 A Lesson in Retronyms
A retronym is a word or phrase used to describe the original form of something typically replaced by newer technology. See if you can answer these questions about retronyms.
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evil44
May 30 10
648 plays
32 Popeye Sez: "Watch Yer Pronunski-Ayshun!"
We all know Popeye is a champ at mispronouncing words, but he's not the only one. I'll give you ten words; you select the proper pronunciation. Note: CAPS denote ACCENTED syllables. CAUTION: AMERICAN ENGLISH USAGE ONLY!
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10 Q
snediger
Jan 22 11
558 plays
33 The Four Types of Writing
Everything you write falls into one of four types of writing, or "modes of discourse." Can you guess which?
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15 Q
mazeface
Feb 06 04
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34 The writer's grimoire, part 1
In a multi-part series, we will explore what it is that composes a skillful writer's art, and what elements are necessary for success. This first installment discusses the basics, from grammar to essential vocabulary and linguistics.
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netherrealm
Nov 01 10
438 plays
35 Oxymorons
Oxymorons - I love them - simple, totally incongruous statements. Can you pick the oxymoron (perceived or otherwise) from the meaning given?
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Engadine
Dec 08 02
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. This is an example of:
* A synonym is a word that means the same as another word. Which of these words is NOT a synonym for huge?
* An anagram is a word, or words, made up from another word or words. Which of these is NOT an anagram of 'plate'?
* Which of these words is a homophone of 'meat'?
* Which word is an antonym of reckless?


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