Wednesday, 18 November 2015 02:28

Improve Your Vocabulary With The Funny Dictionary

Just a few days ago, I released an online version of my book The Funny Dictionary. The full text of The Funny Dictionary is now available to everyone, for free. As I have written in the preface to The Funny Dictionary, the main purpose of the book is to entertain; but The Funny Dictionary also has an ulterior use: to improve your vocabulary. Find out how to use The Funny Dictionary to improve your vocabulary, by reading on...

Monday, 09 September 2013 13:04

Old Words for Sex

We human beings, throughout history, seem to have gone out of our way to find different words for "sex". Why we use euphemisms at all is an interesting topic in itself; and why we use so many euphemisms for sexual intercourse is particularly interesting. Why do *you* think we use, and have used, such a variety of words for sex? Some of the words we use for sex sanitise and remove the sexual act into the abstract (such as "amorous congress" and "carnal knowing") while other euphemisms for sex are crude and straight to the point (as it were). Here is a list of just some of the olden day words people have used for sexual intercourse.

Improving your vocabulary can help you at work, and school, and in life. A good way to improve your vocabulary is with synonyms. Here, we look briefly at synonyms for the word "work".

Acquire synonyms to build your vocabulary. To help you, here is a list of synonyms for the word “early”.

The human race has felt such need to label certain recurring aspects of the face that people have invented certain words for those aspects. Of these words, the simple, inclusive word is face itself. Read on to discover synonyms for "face" that will help improve your vocabulary.

Learning synonyms is one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary. In this article, we look at synonyms for “concise”.

Learn the different words associated with "busy" to improve your vocabulary.

Continuing our series on synonyms that improve your vocabulary, today we look at synonyms for “ask”.

Part of having a good vocabulary is discriminating carefully among your stock of words for the word that most precisely and succinctly conveys your intended meaning. To build your vocabulary, you should acquire a good stock of synonyms: words that are similar to each other but which have different shades of meaning. Knowing the synonyms’ different shades of meaning will help you choose the right word for the occasion. In this article, we look at the different shades of meaning of words to do with walking.

Improving your vocabulary doesn't have to be boring. There are fun ways of building your vocabulary. Humour books, such as The Funny Dictionary, can be fun, useful tools for vocabulary teaching and vocabulary learning.

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