language

An index of blog posts tagged ‘language’ here at MarkCz.com.
Jaime Escalante and ‘ganas’

Jaime Escalante and ‘ganas’

The death of Jaime Escalante is in the news today. Escalante was the calculus teacher portrayed in the 1988 film Stand and Deliver who had his students in a low-income, East Los Angeles school passing the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Listening to a remembrance today on...

Going forward, can we please omit ‘going forward’?

Somewhat like the childhood game of Musical Chairs, there's a point in the popularity arc of any cliché when it becomes so tiresome that anyone who continues to use it exposes himself as an insecure poser fabricating fake savvy. The expression "going forward" — a...

‘Lent’ meaning in English

‘Lent’ meaning in English

What is Lent? For Christians, Lent is the period of roughly 6 weeks before Easter. When does Lent start? When is Lent over? For Roman Catholics, Protestants, and churches of the Western Orthodoxy, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. This is a...

language

An index of blog posts tagged ‘language’ here at MarkCz.com.

Jaime Escalante and ‘ganas’

The death of Jaime Escalante is in the news today. Escalante was the calculus teacher portrayed in the 1988 film Stand and Deliver who had his students in a low-income, East Los Angeles school passing the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Listening to a remembrance today on...

Going forward, can we please omit ‘going forward’?

Somewhat like the childhood game of Musical Chairs, there's a point in the popularity arc of any cliché when it becomes so tiresome that anyone who continues to use it exposes himself as an insecure poser fabricating fake savvy. The expression "going forward" — a...

‘Lent’ meaning in English

What is Lent? For Christians, Lent is the period of roughly 6 weeks before Easter. When does Lent start? When is Lent over? For Roman Catholics, Protestants, and churches of the Western Orthodoxy, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. This is a...

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