Spellzone July Round-Up

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  • The English language is constantly evolving in creative ways and this has always been the case. This month we started a new blog feature on slang words and their plain English meanings. Our first post in this new series looks at Cockney rhyming slang. 
  • We returned to our Commonly Confused Words series with a very similar-sounding pair of words—allusion and illusion. Do you know when to use which word? Visit the blog for memory devices to help you tell them apart.
  • For our Idioms article we looked at figurative expressions about fruit.
  • We continued with the fruit theme in July’s Word for Wednesday posts. Did you know the word apple was originally used to describe any type of fruit? What does a cherry have in common with a pea? What did the word pineapple refer to before it took on its current meaning? This month we looked at the origins of the words banana, pineapple, plum, pomegranate, and cherry—follow the links to find out more. 



31 Jul 2020
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