Archive for December, 2009

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Sixth Decade of Twentieth Century

Was watching a DVD about the race to place a man on the moon. The DVD opened with the comment about the sixth decade of the twentieth century being the time when man left the Earth and first travelled to another world. That statement was of course incorrect and the person who made it had […]
Monday, December 21st, 2009

Numbering the Years

On a show I was watching the other night someone stated that the reason for the discrepancy between the actual year of Jesus’s birth and the year we have numbered from was due to the person who worked out the count using the year of Emperor Augustus’s reign to work it out but with their […]
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Meanings of Words

Thinking about the teaching I do both in person and over the web had me thinking about the dictionary meanings of certain terms relating to what the students hopefully do. learn verb to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience. Present tense – learning, past tense learnt. learned adjective having much […]