Category: word definitions
Three Questions & A Birthday
“Why can’t I say Happy Anniversary when it is someone’s birthday?”, many an ESL student has asked me. That’s a great question and one that merits a post about to explain the answer – especially since I just attended a very special birthday celebration for someone close who was celebrating 90 years (name withheld to…
Do you always need to have the last word?
Here’s one fancy way to do just that: use an epiphonema! What in the world is that? So glad you asked! According to Dictionary.com, an epiphonema is, and I quote, “a sentence that is an exclamation, a general or striking comment, or a succinct summary of what has previously been said“. In other word, it’s…