Tag Archives: video-etiquette

  1. Help Students Prepare For Back-To-School With These Questions

    This teacher gets real tired of saying the same words over and over. So, she came up with these helpful lists of synonyms to encourage just a little amount of participation during that time of year she calls the back-to-school blues.
  2. Words Bookworms Mispronounce Because We Read Them First

    Anyone who has spent nights during their childhood huddled under a comforter with a flashlight (or more recently a flashlight app) lighting up the splayed pages of a book knows that being a bookworm helps you build the sort of vocabulary that earns you eyerolls on the playground and accolades from the teachers. Yet, dedicated bibliophiles know there’s really only one problem that comes with …

  3. How To Woo A Word Lover: Pickup Lines From The Dictionary

    There isn't a word in the dictionary for how good you look. Who says word nerds can’t get down? If you’re ever in the mood to snag a lexicographer, try out one of these pick up lines. Or, you know, just be a good person and talk to them.
  4. Women: Stop Saying These Words

    When we asked this woman what words she thought women should stop saying, she responded in rhyme. Watch to hear more about her views on these two phrases that convey unintentional gender bias. 
  5. Attention, Word Offenders: Avoid These Words

    From using honestly out of context in a sentence to inserting literally intermittently throughout a conversation, everyone uses crutch words. Crutch words are words we slip into sentences subconsciously that gives us time to think.
  6. What’s Wrong With The Word “Addict”?

    The word addict dates back to at least the 1500s, adapted from the Latin addictus, meaning “assigned, surrendered.” But, if experts in drug addiction treatment have their way, use of the word addict as a noun will soon see its end date. Addict is defined by Dictionary.com as “a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance.” While the definition is technically true, …

  7. He’s Been Ghosted. Have You?

    Or are you the one doing the ghosting? This video short by film student Ally Evans of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo should help clear things up.
  8. Could One Word Be The Key To Happiness?

    Maybe the key to happiness isn’t having it all … but wanting it all. Staying happy while managing all of life’s responsibilities is hard. Sometimes, we feel like we have to do so much in order to keep our families and ourselves going. But, what if we swapped have to with want to. Would we feel differently? Could we become happier?
  9. Advice vs. Advise

    Here's some advice on how to use advice vs advise.
  10. Saying These Words Every Day Will Create Happiness In Your Life

    What if you could erase your stress and frustration with a single word? The grind of a daily commute is stressful. Instead of hurling obscenities at the a**hole walking too close to you, trying quietly repeating this one word: fartlek. Feel absurd? Maybe … but less stressed? You know it. It might sound too good to be true, but the right word at the right time can make a difference. What are you waiting for?