“I've Been Working on the Railroad”
An American folksong (see folk music). It begins, “I've been working on the railroad / All the livelong day....”
Has The Word “Ninja” Been Culturally Appropriated?Clearly, we celebrate ninjas, but it’s worth examining how we use the word and whether or not we’re respecting its origins.
Why Do We Capitalize The Pronoun “I”?Even though it feels natural to English speakers, capitalizing I is unusual. In fact, English is the only language that does it.
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