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Food Vocabulary

By | January 28, 2013

Tweet Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Fats buckwheat flour whole-wheat vs. whole-grain native pea starch – Socode, a Belgian animal feed ingredient company, produces a native pea starch made from yellow peas.  Per the Socode Web site, they separate and decant the protein (25%), fiber (15%), ash and sugars (8%), and fat (2%) from the starch (50%).  […]

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Writing Notes

By | November 26, 2012

Tweet (Refer to the Text Fragments post for interesting words and phrases.) Words hyphenated words: Generally words migrate from open (two words) through hyphenation to closed (one word).  ‘life cycle’ appear to be skipping the hyphenation phase and though the open form still predominates, the closed form (‘lifecycle’) is gaining.  Before versions are generally considered […]

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Famous Quotes

By | September 30, 2012

Tweet Books The book Paul Clifford is the source of the phrase “It was a dark and stormy night”.  The full first opening line of the book is: It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept […]

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Text Fragments

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet (Refer to the Writing Notes post for word usage and to Food Vocabulary for food-related words and terms.  Also see Remnants and Famous Quotes.) Interesting Words Contronyms A contronym is a word that has opposite meanings.  For example, when Michael Jackson said that he was ‘bad’ in his video “Bad”, he meant that he was […]

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