Tag: English language

Why We Need Shakespeare Now More than Ever

 

Yes, the War Against Shakespeare has been going on for years now. But the Woke Supremacists in universities are stepping up the volume, because, you know, Shakespeare is not relevant today. It’s not just because he represents white-supremacy, racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, and all other -isms. No. He’s not relevant.

What can Shakespeare possibly have to say to today’s youth, or today’s young adults, or even today’s old adults? How can Shakespeare possibly be relevant to them? Let’s take a moment to imagine…

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During this morning’s reading, I came upon the phrase, ‘all of a sudden.’ Perhaps because I had the time to ponder such things, it began to occur to me that ‘all of a sudden’ is a strange expression. Where did it come from? What is ‘a sudden’? Preview Open

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Lies Told in English

 

I should preface this post by noting I’m an (now domestic) engineer — hard “g.” English is not my proficiency, unlike my Hillsdale English major daughter, the Elder. You want help with your Math homework or figuring out how to fix the ice maker? I’m your gal.

Elder recently signed up for a 300-level 17th and 18th Century British Literature class at the local branch of CU in preparation to return to Hillsdale this fall, after identifying and dealing with some health challenges. She dropped the course after attending the first session, saying, “Mom, it’s not Hillsdale.” To which I responded, “Now you know why we insisted, if you’re going to be an English major, Hillsdale should be your top choice out of a scant handful of options.”

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Up and Down. Opposites? Or Not? Normally, you would think that up and down are opposites. The Up direction is the opposite of the Down direction, most of the time. But when you add just one modifier word to Up or Down, you can get something entirely different, or close to the same. It depends. […]

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