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Study: Few Americans Know 1st Amendment

The study by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just one in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms. –Study: Few Americans Know 1st AmendmentYahoo!|AP) I’m blogging this with my students in mind (*fake cough sounding like “pop quiz”*), in the service of the pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowledge…

Renspeak Language Guide

I have noticed many people at fest, such as shopkeepers, pull out what they believe is their most formal language when the royalty visits them. This often means they struggle along with “thee/thou” in addressing the King & Queen when they should properly be using “you” (the phrase “Thy Majesty” doesn’t make sense, does it? It’s “Your Majesty.”). We don’t criticize them–they are putting forth an effort. But now you…