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  • 02:08 Readings in Old and Middle English

    Readings in Old and Middle English

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    MIT 21L.705 Major Authors: Old English and Beowulf, Spring 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/21L-705S14 Instructor: Arthur Bahr MIT associate professor Arthur Bahr reads a short excerpt of Beowulf in Old English and Sir Gawayne and the Gre

  • 04:05 Mapping How Americans Talk - Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke

    Mapping How Americans Talk - Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke

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    What's your general term for a sweetened carbonated beverage? What word or words do you use to address a group of two or more people? What do you call it when the rain falls while the sun is shining? Former Harvard professor Bert Vaux asked tens of thousa

  • 03:01 The SHOCKING Meaning of Row Row Row Your Boat

    The SHOCKING Meaning of Row Row Row Your Boat

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    Mind=Blown. Who knew a little nursery rhyme could be so deep? Row, Row, Row your boat is something we sing to our children all the time but are we taking the words to heart? Find out the true meaning of this loved tune and use it to change your perspectiv

  • 16:30 The Stratford Heist - Staging a false play in front of Shakespeare's gravestone to find a treasure.

    The Stratford Heist - Staging a false play in front of Shakespeare's gravestone to find a treasure.

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    A man staged a false play in front of Shakespeare's gravestone in order to scan it with penetrating RADAR to confirm his suspicion it had a cavity with hidden works, a theory he put together from cryptic clues left by the altar. His RADAR confirmed the ca

  • 05:18 The myth of Thor's journey to the land of giants - Scott A. Mellor

    The myth of Thor's journey to the land of giants - Scott A. Mellor

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    Download a free audiobook and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: http://adbl.co/2om4O4Q Check out Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology": http://bit.ly/2opZptA View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-thor-s-journey-to-the-land-of-giants-scott-a

  • 02:39 Meet the Couple Building a Literary Empire

    Meet the Couple Building a Literary Empire

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    Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman first met as teenagers in Flint, Michigan, while living in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the country. Soon, they were turning their stories together into books, writing about experiences they didn’t see reflec

  • 04:30 The myth of Arachne  - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Arachne - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-arachne-and-athena-iseult-gillespie From sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and a gaze that converted the b

  • 03:25 Pop Culture Typography

    Pop Culture Typography

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    This reference riddled project has been in the works for almost a year. If you can't quite figure out where something is from, a labelled version of the video is available here: https://youtu.be/SGdnN8W30ho Song: Pop Culture - Madeon Animation: Isaac Moor

  • 03:18 How Do You Actually Understand Language?

    How Do You Actually Understand Language?

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    Language is fascinating, but how do we really understand it? Check Out Reina Scully's Channel! ►► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtWdodDSWt8 Subscribe: https://bit.ly/SubLifeNoggin | Get your exclusive Life Noggin merch: http://keeponthinking.co Support

  • 03:32 Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley

    Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/become-a-slam-poet-in-five-steps-gayle-danley With enough passion and practice, becoming a slam poet is within your reach. Explore a distant memory on paper, then read it out loud. Edit. Try reading it out loud

  • 04:19 Making sense of spelling - Gina Cooke

    Making sense of spelling - Gina Cooke

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/making-sense-of-spelling-gina-cooke What can spelling tell us about relationships between words? While spelling may sometimes seem random or unexpected, this lesson illuminates how peeling back the layers of spe

  • 05:05 Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) - Helen Sword

    Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) - Helen Sword

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/beware-of-nominalizations-aka-zombie-nouns-helen-sword Few mistakes sour good writing like nominalizations, or, as Helen Sword likes to call them, zombie nouns. Zombie nouns transform simple and straightforward

  • 05:11 How audiobooks are recorded

    How audiobooks are recorded

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    An audiobook narrator explains her process – and reads our writing. Check out other Vox Almanac videos here: http://bit.ly/2DkcQou Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAj

  • 03:50 The myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Oisín and the land of eternal youth - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-oisin-and-the-land-of-eternal-youth-iseult-gillespie In a typical hero’s journey, the protagonist sets out on an adventure, undergoes great

  • 05:00 A Language Made Of Music

    A Language Made Of Music

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    Today's guest is 12tone! Go subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUtqcDkzw7bisadh6AOx5w - and here's their video about the Imperial March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA36-mQEYwk Solresol is a language, invented out of whole cloth by Jean-Fran

  • 04:41 The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - Brendan Pelsue

    The tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice - Brendan Pelsue

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-tragic-myth-of-orpheus-and-eurydice-brendan-pelsue The marriage of Orpheus, the greatest of all poets and musicians, to Eurydice, a wood nymph, was

  • 06:57 Electric Vocabulary

    Electric Vocabulary

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    We all know the words around electricity, "charge," "positive," "battery", and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena. Lesson by James Sheils, animation b

  • 04:34 What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

    What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

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    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-a-hero-matthew-winkler What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes?

  • 04:32 Sign Language Isn't Universal

    Sign Language Isn't Universal

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    This week's guest is Rikki Poynter! Go subscribe to her vlog: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7wVohIwd66b95xyuw7DFQ -- and if subtitles aren't on automatically here, you can turn them on in your device settings! There isn't one universal sign language

  • 05:17 Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-charles-dickens-iseult-gillespie The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered we

  • 02:40 Wet Book Rescue

    Wet Book Rescue

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    How to rescue a book that has been water damaged. UPDATE: Music had to be changed due to copyright reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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  • 08:17 How Would We Communicate with Alien Life? - with Carl Sagan

    How Would We Communicate with Alien Life? - with Carl Sagan

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    If life exists elsewhere in the Universe, would we be able to communicate with it? In this clip from the 1977 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "The planets", Carl Sagan demonstrates how we could send a signal that would make sense to intelligent beings that have evolve

  • 10:15 How To Draw Mary And Joseph - Nativity

    How To Draw Mary And Joseph - Nativity

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    Yesterday, Austin and I learned how to draw baby Jesus in a manger. So today, Hadley and I are learning how to draw Mary and Joseph! When doing this lesson you could leave extra space between Mary and Joseph so that you have room to draw baby Jesus after.

  • 02:46 Batman's Village of Fools: Gotham, England

    Batman's Village of Fools: Gotham, England

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    There's a link from a 13th century legend, to a 16th century insult book, to a 19th century writer, to a 20th century comic book hero. And it starts in a small village near Nottingham, in the time of Robin Hood. Here's why Batman comes from Gotham City. (

  • 03:11 Sign Language in a Mirror - with Charles Stirling

    Sign Language in a Mirror - with Charles Stirling

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    Is sign language left or right handed? Can it be mirrored without losing its message? Charles Stirling seeks answers to these questions in the 1992 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Our World Through the Looking Glass". Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.

  • 03:53 How to Speak Backwards - with Eric Laithwaite

    How to Speak Backwards - with Eric Laithwaite

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    When looking into a mirror, you see a likeness of yourself, but it is not you. Would you be able to communicate with your mirror double? Eric Laithwaite attempts speaking backwards as an option. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscR

  • 02:11 Mimicry vs Language - with Sir David Attenborough

    Mimicry vs Language - with Sir David Attenborough

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    Some animals have the physical equipment to mimic human speech, but that doesn’t mean they have the brain to understand human language. In this clip from ‘The language of animals’ (1973) Sir David Attenborough chats with a greater Indian hill myna. Subscr

  • 02:57 The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

    The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

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    This short animated film illustrates the fable in which the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it comes to making a man remove his coat. Directed by Les Drew & Rhoda Leyer - 1972

  • 01:31 Houston's 'We Have a Problem' Problem

    Houston's 'We Have a Problem' Problem

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    The often misquoted line from Apollo 13 astronauts--"Houston, we've had a problem"--comes up a lot in everyday life, and that annoys a lot of Houstonians. Photo: NASA Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street

  • 02:12 How Bill Gates reads books

    How Bill Gates reads books

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    Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about one a week. He told us the four things he does to get the most out of his reading. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/r

  • 04:47 The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-prometheus-iseult-gillespie Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. M

  • 11:42 Mythical Mountains: Crash Course World Mythology #33

    Mythical Mountains: Crash Course World Mythology #33

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    Our mythical places series continues, and this week Mike Rugnetta is talking about some stories that revolve around mountains. Mountains loom large in human stories, not least because mountains are, well, large. So ascend with us to the lofty peaks of The

  • 05:10 The Truth About "Elementary, My Dear Watson"

    The Truth About "Elementary, My Dear Watson"

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    If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voice on your GPS and the ever requested Simon Whistler whistling packa

  • 06:35 Why are Buffalo Wings Called That?

    Why are Buffalo Wings Called That?

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    Free monthly data with TunnelBear: http://tunnelbear.com/brainfood If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voic

  • 14:28 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

    1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

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    In which John Green returns for a dystopian new season of Crash Course Literature! We're starting with George Orwell's classic look at the totalitarian state that could be in post-war England. Winston Smith is under the eye of Big Brother, and making us t

  • 04:28 How many verb tenses are there in English? - Anna Ananichuk

    How many verb tenses are there in English? - Anna Ananichuk

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-verb-tenses-are-there-in-english-anna-ananichuk How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems

  • 01:59 The Serial Comma - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    The Serial Comma - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Why don't they call it the Merriam-Webster comma? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:59 How to Read a French Menu - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How to Read a French Menu - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Enjoy some vichyssoise or amuse-bouche without begging pardon for your French. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:03 Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    'Poets laureate'? 'Court-martials'? The curious history of postpositive adjectives in English. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:50 Okay? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Okay? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Bizarre origins of the world's most recognized word. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:11 What Ironic Really Means - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    What Ironic Really Means - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    "Rain on your wedding day" and other disputed usages. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:56 "Mispronunciations" That May Be Fine - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    "Mispronunciations" That May Be Fine - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    "Mischievous," "nuclear," and other words to pronounce with caution. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:59 How a Word Gets into the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How a Word Gets into the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    What our editors are looking for when they choose words for Merriam-Webster's. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:01 A vs. An - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    A vs. An - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    When to use one or the other, and "an" historical exception or two. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm

  • 02:05 Gourmet - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Gourmet - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Labels for foodies: the difference between "gourmet," "gourmand," and "epicure." See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:32 Than & Then - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Than & Then - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    When to use "than" and when to use "then," and when those rules get tricky. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:57 Soop vs. Soup - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Soop vs. Soup - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Noah Webster: the man who changed the way we spell... up to a point. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:53 Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    An old-fashioned rule we can no longer put up with. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:52 Who vs. Whom - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Who vs. Whom - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Good news for those who feel stuffy saying "whom." See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:06 Christmas vs. Xmas - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Christmas vs. Xmas - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    The surprising history behind this controversial abbreviation. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:53 Reign vs. Rein - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Reign vs. Rein - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Merriam-Webster Associate Editor Kory Stamper explains the differences between reign and rein. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

  • 01:59 Octopus - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Octopus - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Kory Stamper, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, talks about the plural version of octopus. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm

  • 02:01 Penultimate - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Penultimate - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster Editor at Large, explains the meaning of penultimate. For more videos, visit http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

  • 02:05 Fewer vs Less - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Fewer vs Less - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Emily Brewster, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, explains the correct usage of fewer and less. For more videos, visit http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

  • 01:59 I before E - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    I before E - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Kory Stamper, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, explains the 'i before e' rule of grammar. For more videos, visit http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

  • 01:46 Affect vs Effect - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Affect vs Effect - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Emily Brewster, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, explains the proper usage of the words affect and effect. For more videos, visit http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

  • 02:24 Is it 'I Could Care Less' or 'I Couldn't Care Less'? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Is it 'I Could Care Less' or 'I Couldn't Care Less'? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    If you don't care about something, do you say "I couldn't care less" or "I could care less"? The logical choice is "I couldn't care less"—but our research suggests that "I could care less" may be the earlier phrase. What's a careful speaker to do? Editor

  • 01:51 How Icy Greenland Got Its Name - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How Icy Greenland Got Its Name - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Greenland isn't green—in fact, it's icier than Iceland. So how did it end up with such a misleading name? Editor Kory Stamper explains. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:10 Alright vs. All Right - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Alright vs. All Right - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Although the spelling alright has been in use for over 200 years, some critics have insisted alright is all wrong. Others maintain that alright and all right have distinct meanings and serve different purposes. Emily Brewster explains. See more videos at

  • 02:05 How to Use the Subjunctive in English - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How to Use the Subjunctive in English - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Associate Editor Kory Stamper explains why the subjunctive mood, used to express wishes, doubts, and other things contrary to fact, can be tricky. We wish it were easier to understand. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:06 Sneaked vs. Snuck - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Sneaked vs. Snuck - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    How the irregular snuck sneaked into the dictionary. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:47 There, They're, Their - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    There, They're, Their - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    There, there. We'll sort it out. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:09 Further vs. Farther - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Further vs. Farther - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    They started as same word, but their meanings have drifted apart over time. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:06 Bring vs. Take - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Bring vs. Take - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Both words imply motion, but the difference may be all in your head. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:17 Lay vs. Lie - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Lay vs. Lie - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Tripping up English Speakers for 700 years. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:08 ‘Try and’ vs. ‘Try to’ - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    ‘Try and’ vs. ‘Try to’ - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    When you’re not sure which is right, try to remember to use “try to.” See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:56 Fun, Funner, Funnest - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Fun, Funner, Funnest - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Why does it sound strange to say “funner” or “funnest?" See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:59 How the Months Got Their Names - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    How the Months Got Their Names - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    December comes from the Latin word for "tenth." So then why is it our twelfth month? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:58 Webster’s Dictionary of 1864 - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Webster’s Dictionary of 1864 - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    The landmark edition that transformed the way dictionaries are made. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:12 "It is I" vs. "It's me" - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    "It is I" vs. "It's me" - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Which is right? The answer is complicated. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:09 That vs. Which - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    That vs. Which - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    When to use each (and when not to get annoyed about their use). See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:55 i.e. vs. e.g. - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    i.e. vs. e.g. - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Often used, often confused. Here's some guidance and insight. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:24 The Longest Word in the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    The Longest Word in the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    It's not "antidisestablishmentarianism" after all, and here's the short, sweet reason why. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:07 Its vs. It's - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Its vs. It's - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Some practical guidance, and interesting history, about a common mistake. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:02 Healthy vs. Healthful - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Healthy vs. Healthful - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Why both words are equally good for you. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 02:02 The Ampersand & More - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    The Ampersand & More - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    Where the "and" symbol comes from. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:56 I vs. Me - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    I vs. Me - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    "Between you and __"? Simple guidance for a tricky pronoun. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:50 Literally - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Literally - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 01:51 Irregardless - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    Irregardless - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

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    It is in fact a real word (but that doesn't mean you should use it). See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm

  • 05:48 Teacher helps a student to overcome his stutter for an English exam

    Teacher helps a student to overcome his stutter for an English exam

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    A teacher helps a student to overcome his stutter for an English exam in the Educating Yorkshire: Musharaf series. This is a very moving clip worth watching.

  • 04:36 How to make your writing suspenseful - Victoria Smith

    How to make your writing suspenseful - Victoria Smith

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-make-your-writing-suspenseful-victoria-smith What makes a good horror story? Hideous monsters and fountains of blood might seem like a good place

  • 06:09 Why should you read "Macbeth"? - Brendan Pelsue

    Why should you read "Macbeth"? - Brendan Pelsue

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-macbeth-brendan-pelsue There’s a play so powerful that an old superstition says its name should never be uttered in a theater. A pla

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    / 58 views

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    / 54 views

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    / 69 views

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    / 55 views

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    / 65 views

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    Adjectives and commas | Adjectives | Khan Academy

    / 62 views

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  • 05:27 Subordinating conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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  • 03:12 Correlative conjunctions | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy

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  • 02:52 Three ways to end a sentence | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Three ways to end a sentence | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Meet the Comma | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Salutations and valedictions | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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  • 03:19 Commas in space and time | The Comma | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    / 56 views

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    Commas and introductory elements | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    / 62 views

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    Punctuating a list | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    / 55 views

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    Commas in dialogue | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

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    Appositives | Punctuation | Grammar | Khan Academy

    / 64 views

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    / 58 views

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    / 63 views

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    Possession for words ending in “s” | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 62 views

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    Apostrophes and plurals | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    / 59 views

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  • 02:31 Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    Choosing between its and it’s | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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  • 05:40 BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

    BONUS: History of the apostrophe | The Apostrophe | Punctuation | Khan Academy

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    Run-ons and comma splices | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Phrases and clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Dependent and independent clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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    Relative clauses | Syntax | Khan Academy

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