Emoticons are pretty important:  Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

Emoticons are pretty important: Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

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The 100 most beautiful words in English.   Should have left ailurophile off -- neither its sound, nor meaning have anything special to offer.

The 100 most beautiful words in English. Should have left ailurophile off -- neither its sound, nor meaning have anything special to offer.

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Some of the best words of the English language... - The Meta Picture
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Prefixes and Suffixes, The Basics Prefixes are those groups of letters that are added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning. Each prefix has its own meaning, as seen in the table.

Prefixes and Suffixes, The Basics Prefixes are those groups of letters that are added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning. Each prefix has its own meaning, as seen in the table.

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Free - Word Wall for upper grades.  Sort words based on their "shades of meaning."
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