Hollywood lost one of its greatest stars on Aug. 11 with the death of Robin Williams. One of his most memorable roles was English teacher John Keating in the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, who had a different outlook on studying english.
With so many dialects of English spoken world wide, is one really more valid than another?
I still remember the first time my writing was published. I was in fifth grade and I wrote a haiku about water lilies. I don’t think I had ever been more proud of myself.
People who know me well understand two things about me: I hate coffee and I love words. Words are my trade and I take care of them. We have a very strange language with a long history, but most people do not stop to think about how it came together. So here is a brief
Anne Kelly was born and raised in Saskatoon and has never been away from home for longer than two weeks. In less than a year, however, she will travel to one of the top universities in the world as one of 11 Canadian recipients of the 2011 Rhodes Scholarship. Established in 1903 in the will of
There are two kinds of people on this planet: those who type a single space after the end of their sentences, and those who stupidly, inexplicably and unforgivably double-space after the period. I’m not entirely sure where people pick up this quirk, but I suspect it has to do with grade school teachers who themselves learned
“Texting is ruining language.” It’s a very familiar statement that finds backing from scholars and laymen alike, but is there any truth to the statement?
The Festival of Words is simultaneously one of the most popular arts and culture events in Canada and, seemingly, Saskatchewan's best-kept secret. Even though I grew up knowing about it and have been attending for the past seven years, whenever I bring it up in conversation, the response is, “Oh, what's that?” Read on
The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the best investment you will ever make.