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Daily NhanSense – Day 33


Daily NhanSense: Every day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 33’s Topic: Writing.


I want to think that writing is my knack, as in it’s something God wants me to do with my life. There are times with this blog I really do believe I can blast out a good read, and then there are some other days where I do not get the creative juices flowing enough to muster anything worthwhile.

I have a particular fondness for using simple, but easy-to-understand writing because I opt for clarity rather than the fancy stuff. Journalism school taught me well, don’t you think?
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Random Kanji Knowledge: Eigo



Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 英語, which is ready as eigo (eh-go).

英語 means “English.”

英 is the symbol for “England/English.”

語 refers to things like “words” and “speech.”

The stroke order for 英語 is shown below. Continue reading

Pet Peeve: Incorrect, “English Class” Interpretations

True story: a long time ago, I actually considered being an English teacher. Like, I really put a lot of thought into it.

However, I was more interested in teaching English grammar and writing, as opposed to lecturing about literature. I do in fact like reading, but only with niche things (comic books, manga and all that jazz.)

I gave up on the notion of being an English teacher because I deemed myself too shy to stand in front of students all day to teach them about stuff, but that is beside the point.

I bring up “English class” interpretations because, quite frankly, there is no other way to describe what some people do to “sound smart.” It’s annoying to come across something that is written in such a manner that misses the mark.

Don’t get me wrong: I do in fact like hearing the opinions of others, even if it’s strictly out of curiosity. I have a lot of varied views on multiple topics. Of course, I believe context is always important.

Case in point: “Kill la Kill” is an extreme anime title for this fall season. I say extreme because it is an over-the-top, probably offensive, yet stylish show.

I came across a random post on Tumblr the other day that has this to say about the anime. Continue reading

Pet Peeve: Using the Wrong “Everyday”

A lot of people don’t realize that “everyday” and “every day” are two different things. This misunderstanding is very common, unfortunately. Basically, “everyday” is the adjective form, whereas “every day” refers to “each day.”

Examples
1. These are my everyday shoes.

2. Every day, I drink a glass of milk.

Now you know.

Pet Peeve: Writing Plurals with an Apostrophe

People make typos. Even I make typos. It’s a human thing to do.

However, I do believe that it is important for individuals to make an effort to cut down on silly typos that make grammar enthusiasts/Nazis like myself cringe.

For this particular post, I want to talk a bit about how annoyed I get when I see people put an apostrophe with their plurals.

Egg’s.

Crayon’s.

Tree’s.

Like, what the heck? This is such simple grammar that goes back to elementary school. Do some people not realize the simple difference between stuff like, “cars versus car’s?”

Ugh, it just irks me so much. It baffles me how possessions and plurals are mixed up. Seriously, there are a few legitimate situations where using an apostrophe for a plural is actually correct.

Example: “Bernie received three A’s on his report card this semester.”

Another example: “There are four 2’s in a regular deck of cards.”

So in general, using an apostrophe for a plural is most likely wrong to do. For all that is sacred in the English language, stop the madness with the incorrect apostrophe usage!