Surgical removal of part of the ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall and collapse of a diseased lung.
What Is Phonetic Spelling?Spelling is how we put words together, but what is phonetic spelling? An alternate way to create words? Well, yes!
Is It Ever OK To Say “Didja”?Didja ever think that there are ways of speaking that feel perfectly comfortable . . . but that would seem wrong if you wrote them down? Sorta like the way this sentence is written. Lemme tell you ‘bout this very phenomenon, relaxed pronunciation. Pronunciation is defined as “the conventional patterns of treatment of the sound and stress patterns of a syllable or word.” Relaxed pronunciation, …
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