Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Zombie Nouns

"They cannibalize active verbs, suck the lifeblood from adjectives and substitute abstract entities for human beings." Nice.

Zombie Nouns

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Higgs boson metaphors

You've got to use language to explain science – and when science is all 'quantum' and weird at the fundamental level, you've got to use metaphors. 

Note: 'molasses' is American for 'treacle'.

Higgs boson metaphors as clear as molasses - The Boston Globe

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Thirty words English got from India

English does love to 'borrow' words, especially from places where there is a colonial history.

Thirty words English got from India

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

How to Find Verbs

Trouble figuring out what words count as 'verbs' in a sentence? This page gives some examples, with notes and how-to suggestions.

Not all the terminology here matches what we use in AS Language study, but the ideas are fine.


Monday, 2 July 2012

Student magazines 2012

The second of our student magazines is now up and available on Wordpress - the puntastically-title, Olympic-themed 'Jog On' magazine, which accompanies hard-hitting Olympiskeptical 'Stop:Watch'. Linkage below.

Jog On | The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Stop:Watch | A Publication created by Park English Language Students

Well done to all our budding journalists and cheers to guest editors Corey and Lewis of SQ!