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The Phantoms of Six Mile Road

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The Phantoms of Six Mile Road

by: David L. Russell

I was going through a box of personal belongings a couple of weeks ago, when I stumbled across some pictures of my 1978 high school graduation. My daughter Vonnie laughed at those pictures and asked me if everyone dressed that way in the old days. The old days? 1978 is now the old days? I guess it’s only fair since I used to look at my dad’s high school year book and laugh, thinking he lived back in the Dark Ages. You reap what you sow I guess. In that same box I happened across a batch of photos of my best friend Brian. We were the inseparable dynamic dual always neck high in mischievous trouble, but never to the point of lawlessness or destruction of any kind...

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The Change in Communication: the Cyber effect

Writing

The Change in Communication: the Cyber effect

by: Samir K. Dash

The growing technology has become both a challenge and solution in the field of communication through language. I say this because, recent developments in the field of IT and telecom has brought a change that was never thought of by the guardians of the English language of the past. The focusing point here is that the use of internet, chat, e-mails and mobile SMS and MMS has brought us to a new dimension of communication which I would prefer to term as “cyber effect” in communication. Well, such a revolutionized concept of communication forced us to witness the disintegration of English expressions both in speech and writings. And this has made it difficult to arrange all expressions in one platform...

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The Lost Art of Hand Writing

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The Lost Art of Hand Writing

by: Ieuan Dolby

For a couple of years now I have used a computer for everything from writing articles, to communicate, to playing games and to printing addresses onto envelopes. My laptop is never far away, it is usually by my side or on my knees, and the furthest it ever gets from my side is when I am on the toilet or in the swimming pool. Recently though I had to write a personal letter to my mother, just to say hello sort of thing and I thought that a printed letter would not be quite the right thing for the occasion.
Upon making the decision to write I assumed that it would be a relatively simple task to accomplish but all was not as easy as I first thought! Finding paper and pen proved quite a hurdle to climb over...

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Refinance Student Loans – How and Why?

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Refinance Student Loans – How and Why?

by: Vanessa McHooley

Let’s face facts. Going to college these days, especially private universities, is no cheap task and can put you well into debt before you even enter the “real world” for yourself. Most people, especially young college students, do not have the tens of thousands of dollars to pony up every year for college tuition either. Therefore, most college students choose to use student loans to put themselves through college, whereby they can pay the tuition without breaking a sweat. However, when it comes time to graduate from college and pay these student loans back, many people do not know where to begin. How about refinancing these loans before you even start anything else?
Advantages of Refinancing
By refinancing your student loa...

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Top 10 Common English Goofs by Web Authors

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Top 10 Common English Goofs by Web Authors

by: Kempton Smith

In reviewing and browsing web sites over the years, I have compiled a list of the most common misuses of English by web authors. Here they are in Letterman (reverse) order.
10. Who, which or that?
“Who” (or “whom”) refers to persons. “Which” refers to animals or things, never to persons. “That” can refer to either persons or things.
Examples:

The girl who was hungry.

The dog that wagged its tail.

The software which I wrote.

9. Anyone vs any one
“Anyone” means “any person,” not necessarily any specific person. It could refer to multiple people simultaneously.
As two words, “any one” refers to a single person.
Examples:

Anyone can download my software. But the software can only be used by any one user at a time.

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