a hoop used to secure the chimes of a barrel.
Happy Memorial Day: Is There A Better Way To Say It?Wishing someone a “Happy Holiday" in these instances, without cheapening (or dishonoring) the meaning behind the day, is up for debate. Why?
Ode To The SchwaHow do I love thee? Let me count the schwas . Not exactly what Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote in Sonnet 43 . . . but we like it all the same. Why? Because it finally pays tribute to the most frequent vowel sound in English: the schwa. What is the schwa and how does it sound? Simply put, the schwa is a reduced vowel sound written …
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