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Quirky’s rise to fame

Quirky’s rise to fame

Has anyone ever described your personality as quirky? Or perhaps when you turned up at corporate head office casual Friday wearing a pink tutu with tartan tights your outfit was described as ‘quirky’. You may even have been asked to design or create something that’s ‘a bit quirky’. The word ‘quirky’ seems to pop up everywhere. But is it always in a good way?

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Pick a noun, any noun

Pick a noun, any noun

You may have heard the grammatical term ‘noun’ and know that a noun names a person, place or thing. But did you know there are several different types of nouns? A thorough understanding of nouns is important for several reasons, such as knowing when to use an initial...

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Longing for good old Blighty

Longing for good old Blighty

If you’re one of the unfortunate people still far from home – wherever that may be – due to COVID-19 border closures, you could be grappling with the scourge of homesickness. Homesickness can do strange things to us. It can make us idealise the country, society or...

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When and how to use brackets in business writing

When and how to use brackets in business writing

Parentheses (also known as round brackets) are a useful device to keep in your writing toolbox. Round brackets can help break up the content and make reading easier by separating information within the text. The type of text you would include in brackets could be...

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Quirky words that help us through crises

Quirky words that help us through crises

Major events in history, like wars and pandemics, bring new words into the language and repurpose old ones. A common slang brings people together and helps us cope with events that threaten to overwhelm us. Coining quirky new words and phrases may even give us some...

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