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Cardiologists - what do you think about this?
On a recent drive to school with Cheyenne, I heard three songs use the term "heart attack" in regard to matters of the heart, but not to speak to the actual physical malady that would put one in a hos...
11/30/13 at 9:46 AM How is a cuss word born? 7/7/12 at 8:34 PM
Dissed robe! 12/6/11 at 7:23 AM
The language of health care
Awhile back, I wandered into an Internet discussion about the use of the word "non-compliant" to describe patients who didn't follow the doctor's instructions or take their medications as directed. ...
10/17/13 at 10:20 AM Every move you make, the patient is watching you 6/5/13 at 11:32 AM
The language of health care 11/4/09 at 3:42 AM
A Tiny Word That Makes a Huge Difference
Read the following two sentences: He is black. He is a black. Hmm. We don't hear the latter much these days. It's old-fashioned if not out-dated if not off-putting. But deeper than the emotional...
1/8/13 at 8:12 AM
The 5 Love Languages
Every child has a different way of showing love and feeling love from others. For example, spending time with your child, leaving them a note, buying their favorite snack, talking to them, and so mu...
12/3/12 at 12:01 PM
Melissa Gjellstad to examine ‘When Men Speak: Masculinities and Fathering in Millennial Norwegian Literature’ at the final UND Faculty Lecture April 19
Melissa Gjellstad, assistant professor and Norwegian Program director in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of North Dakota, will present the fifth and ...
4/13/12 at 2:43 PM UND Working Group to host seminar on digital and new media April 10 at Fire Hall Theatre 4/5/12 at 1:14 PM
UND law student headed to Azerbaijan this summer for intensive language instruction 5/5/11 at 2:39 PM
The Grown-Up World of Make Believe
Movies arent real. While ostensibly, most grownups agree on this, we frequently dont act as if we do. Its not so much that we look over our shoulders for zombies or vampires as that we gaze at our ba...
2/23/12 at 2:52 PM
January Lesson Plans
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice holiday break. Here is a calendar with daily lesson plans using the newspaper for the month of January. The calendar is from the NIE Institute. To download a p...
1/3/12 at 9:19 AM Using the Newspaper to Teach Secondary Language Arts 1/7/11 at 8:37 AM
(RTI) Response to Intervention Guide for K-12, ESL and Adult Literacy 12/8/10 at 7:00 AM
Radio host Jay Thomas leaves his man-cave to talk love with Chris Linnares
If you've never met radio host Jay Thomas from 970WDAY-AM, we'll tell you this: He's a guy's guy. Jay is the kind of guy who's more comfortable drinking beer and talking Vikings than chit-chatting abo...
12/1/11 at 10:00 AM
Lie or lay?
There are some words in the English language that are confusing not only to non-native speakers like me, but also tomany native speakers. Anexample I mentioned in a previous post is about i.e. and e....
4/19/11 at 10:57 PM Confused about i.e. and e.g.? 11/20/10 at 12:02 AM
He or she 2/6/10 at 5:30 PM
Monkey see, monkey please DON'T
If children are mirrors, then I wantmine to reflect proper grammar. Jo K. wrote about what her toddler has taught her in the Forum's Family Blog. She says her sonmimics what she does, like rushing to...
2/2/11 at 11:10 AM
Bill making English official language begins legislative trek
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen brought back a bill often debated in the Legislature, to make English Minnesotas official language. Learning the English language is essential, the Alexandria Republican said. ...
2/2/11 at 2:23 AM Effort begins to save Indian languages 4/3/09 at 10:13 AM
I'll be telling him to "zip it" soon, too.
Here's breaking news, folks: ADAM IS TALKING. Kinda. There are sounds that are close to being words: "sssss" when you ask what a snake says "mmmm" when you ask what a cow says (but only if you have...
1/26/11 at 2:23 PM Eating should make that list, too, maybe. 10/12/10 at 9:06 PM
Public Service Announcement 4/1/09 at 4:16 PM
Multi-culture is dead. Is it?
As I walk through the streets of a typical European town, the first impressions I have are the way people speak their native languages. Almost immediately, I can tell that the way they construct thei...
10/22/10 at 11:30 AM