Category: Useful books

Geeky birthday present!

June 9, 2013 by in category Useful books

Learning how to write with military precision. This is serious stuff.

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Einstein grew into a garrulous adult

June 7, 2013 by in category Useful books, Words

Garrulous (adj.) = too talkative, especially on matters that are unimportant. From the Latin word garrire: to chatter. e.g. Einstein’s parents at first thought he was retarded because he said nothing until the age of five; but Einstein grew into a garrulous adult.

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This month’s light reading

June 3, 2013 by in category Useful books, Words

A “saw it and thought of you” present from my mum. “How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You Pretend to Understand…When You Don’t” by Hubert Van Den Bergh. The book intends to explain the etymology of 600 key words you really ought to know, but haven’t had the time to look up in […]

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