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Odyssey Book 20: Portents Gather

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After their conversation, Odysseus and Penelope both went to bed.

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(EN) - Shakespeare's Words Glossary | William Shakespeare

(EN) - Shakespeare's Words Glossary | William Shakespeare | IB Lang Lit | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the new website of Shakespeare's Words, the online version of the best-selling glossary and language companion.

The site integrates the full text of the plays and poems with the entire Glossary database, allowing you to search for any word or phrase in Shakespeare's works, and in particular to find all instances of all words that can pose a difficulty to the modern reader."


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bank of words that Shakespeare has created

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F**k This S**t! The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

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Swear words have existed in the English language since the days of our forebears – and their forebears, too.

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The more often you swear in everyday life, the less it reduces pain when you're hurting

Previously we showed that swearing produces a pain lessening (hypoalgesic) effect for many people.(20) This paper assesses whether habituation to swearing occurs such that people who swear more frequently in daily life show a lesser pain tolerance effect of swearing, compared with people who swear less frequently. Pain outcomes were assessed in participants asked to repeat a swear word versus a nonswear word. Additionally, sex differences and the roles of pain catastrophizing, fear of pain, and daily swearing frequency were explored. Swearing increased pain tolerance and heart rate compared with not swearing. Moreover, the higher the daily swearing frequency, the less was the benefit for pain tolerance when swearing, compared with when not swearing. This paper shows apparent habituation related to daily swearing frequency, consistent with our theory that the underlying mechanism by which swearing increases pain tolerance is the provocation of an emotional response. PERSPECTIVE: This article presents further evidence that, for many people, swearing (cursing) provides readily available and effective relief from pain. However, overuse of swearing in everyday situations lessens its effectiveness as a short-term intervention to reduce pain.

 


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Soldier Dogs: The Four-Legged Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan | Fast Company

Soldier Dogs: The Four-Legged Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan | Fast Company | IB Lang Lit | Scoop.it

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the overuse of the term "hero"

if heroism is related to nobility, could animals fall into the category of heroes?

 

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The History of English in 10 Minutes

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"Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.  From the Open University.


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“OMG Is SO Last Century”: A History of Teen Slang

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According to recent studies, 6 out of every 10 adults has encountered a term in a text conversation that they are unable to identity.
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and even more recent development of teenage slangs

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Slang and swear words 'helped soldiers survive the First World War' | History Extra

Slang and swear words 'helped soldiers survive the First World War' | History Extra | IB Lang Lit | Scoop.it
- Canadian soldiers coped with life on the front line during the First World War by developing their own ‘trench language’, new research suggests.

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the use of slang in WWI 1914-1918

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Is Text Messaging Ruining English? Absolutely Not. | Dictionary.com Blog

Is Text Messaging Ruining English? Absolutely Not. | Dictionary.com Blog | IB Lang Lit | Scoop.it
With every generation come cries that teenagers are destroying the language with their newfangled slang. The current grievance harps on the way casual language

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language changes as popular culture changes

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'We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you': Chilling words of bloodied Muslim 'after he hacked soldier in Help For Heroes T-shirt to death in terror attack'

'We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you': Chilling words of bloodied Muslim 'after he hacked soldier in Help For Heroes T-shirt to death in terror attack' | IB Lang Lit | Scoop.it
The dramatic video emerged after terrified eyewitnesses saw two men shot by police marksmen following a machete attack on a serving soldier in Woolwich, south-east London.

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religion and terrorism versus community service and military service

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