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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

O is for Oh my word!

(During the month of April we are participating in an A-Z challenge hosted by Arlee)

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I occasionally say "Oh my word" when I've told a student a number of times how to do something, and they still didn't do it right! I have to be more patient, I know. I am slowing down my speech and simplifying things to the extent that 'broken English' is the only way to get through to some students. Proper English just will not work if their standard is very low :/

However, the phrase "Oh my word" shows that I'm a true logophile - "a lover of words." Words are great, they carry power. I often read the dictionary, scribble down new words and feverishly write sentences with them. I have piles of papers of new words in a folder. 

It is fascinating to learn new words!



What are your favourite words?

2 comments:

Angeline Trevena said...

'Blimey' is always my expression, and I don't even know where it came from! Makes me giggle when I use it for the 20th time in one conversation though!
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Dee said...

I'm a logophile too.but I need to learn to be more perseverant.