Posts Tagged ‘English’

I’m a little bit of an obsessive when it comes to grammar and it bugs me when people get it wrong. Pointing out mistakes doesn’t win you many friends though, so I try not to preach – I just silently judge!

This GIF from a certain scene in the TV show “Friends” sums up what I feel like saying when people mix up “you’re” and “your”!

Scene from “Friends” (via Hercampus.com)

Note:

GIF found via Hercampus.com from an article about English students “20 Questions Every English Major Is Asked (And Is Probably Annoyed By)” – Also a good read as it’s very true!

Higgler
Noun substantive
One who sells provisions by retail.
Taken from “A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology” by Samuel Johnson
Art
noun

1.

the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aestheticprinciples, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinarysignificance.

2.

the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of artcollectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art;

an art collection.

3.

a field, genre, or category of art:

Dance is an art.

4.

the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture:

art and architecture.

5.

any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art;

industrial art.

6.

a branch of learning or university study, especially one of the fine artsor the humanities, as music, philosophy, or literature: She was adept atthe arts of music and painting;

I’ve always felt an affinity towards the visual arts, though I studied artof philosophy.

7.

arts.

  1. (used with a singular verb) the humanities, as distinguished from thesciences and technical fields:
    a college of arts and sciences.
  2. (used with a plural verb) liberal arts :
    Faculty of Arts.

Origin of art 1

1175-1225; Middle English < Old French, accusative of ars < Latin ars(nominative), artem (accusative) ‘skill, craft, craftsmanship’

Taken from “A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology” by Samuel Johnson