In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's true that word games (puns, acrostics, charades, and so on) were once thought of as ‘merely’ innocent entertainments.
- A simple structure for your prayer life may be based on an acrostic on the words ACTS.
- If you thought that puns, acrostics, charades, et cetera were quaint relics from a bygone era, then think again as Robert Dessaix brings us up to date on Word Games.
- A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; - read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
- He took weekly Sabbath walks to the University of North Carolina to sell fruit, soon winning the students' admiration by composing love lyrics and acrostics to order.
- To reflect this, God's name seems to have been intentionally left out of the narrative, appearing only as a hidden acrostic.
- On the inside, she glued six custom-sized acrostics of the names of herself and her relatives, dated 1812 to 1814.
- Even the orthography functions as a unit of visual organization, and of allusion: much of the verse is in fact structured by an acrostic.
- The title of the poem is a near acrostic, containing the word coital (perhaps suggestive of self and other joining together).
- The Greeks did enjoy making acrostics, but that's a different kind of wordplay (despite the fact that the Times confusingly calls word squares ‘acrostic squares’).
- Mullen's poems, which often incorporate word games like anagrams, acrostics, and puns, can border on the nonsensical (or, as she says, ‘skirt the edges of meaning’).
- In the Old Testament all the recognized acrostics belong to the alphabetical type (abecedarian).
- I plan to do another blog post, finish the acrostic in the NYT Magazine, and do a bit of walking (with the help of my camera).
- This acrostic was probably written by a second or third-century Christian.
- So an entire stanza or page might at times intervene between the M and the U of Mud (at other points the acrostic goes line to line).
- He followed this lively discussion with another literacy activity-having students do an acrostic, using the word ‘retarded.’
- Both free verse and rhymed poetry styles are studied, including cinquain, haiku, tanka, rhopalic, echo and refrain poems, acrostics, alphabet and dictionary poems.
- This is the Hebrew month of Elul, which in Hebrew forms an acrostic for the words: ‘I am my Beloved's, and my Beloved is mine.’
- It's a good day to read the Times, do the acrostic, grade some exams, watch a movie, and eat dinner in a restaurant.
- I'm a huge fan of crosswords, both American-style and cryptic (though I suck rocks at the latter); I dig acrostics, and even cryptograms.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.