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Italy & France: Unfaithful Husband & Shrew Wife

Hostility between Italy & France has always amused me. Through the centuries these two countries have been bound up with each other. Even if both nations don’t want to accept that openly, they are more relatives than neighbours. A close … Continue reading

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28 synonyms of Happiness

Looking through the dictionary I’ve discovered a rather curious list of synonyms which makes the word ‘happiness’ definitely brighter: beatitude, blessedness, bliss, cheerfulness, cheeriness, content, contentment, delectation, delight, enjoyment, euphoria, exhilaration, felicity, gaiety, gladness, glee, good spirits, high spirits, joy, … Continue reading

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Enrich the vocabulary. Anti-‘nice’ tendency.

It’s nice to speak nicely in the modern world. Though this adjective has become another parasite of our vocabulary. It’s curious to learn that in the Middle English this word had the meaning ‘foolish’, ‘stupid’, ‘ignorant’, ‘incapable’. An amazing transformation … Continue reading

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