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Can a “Chimera” be Real?

Skip Piper asks: chimerical?  How would you use this word? Chimerical [kī-mĕr’ĭ-kəl] is an adjective used to mean “imaginary” or […]

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Time on Your Hands

For me, January is a time for thinking about time. The month is named for Janus, the Roman god depicted […]

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Eating Humble Pie

The old expression eating humble pie remains alive and well in cyberspace: From a father who had to cope with […]

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To “B” or Not to “B”

English words ending in the spelling -mb occasionally give English learners difficulty. The error arises in trying to pronounce the […]

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Good Friday and Easter

Reader Elaine Peters wonders if the word “Good” in “Good Friday” has anything to do with the word “God,” pointing […]

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The Unfortunate Dys

The prefix dys- derives from the Greek and has a number of unfavourable meanings. In Greek, using this prefix denoted […]

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