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What do “all right” and “alright” mean?

The English language is always changing. For example, “altogether” was once written as “all together,” “all-together,” and “alltogether.”The spelling of “all right” takes has more than one meaning, depending on the tone and written form that has been used. “All right” can be used as adjective or an adverb - meaning "adequate" or "good enough/satisfactory." It can also refer to as “correctness.”

The word “alright” was used in Mark Twain’s short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” which was published in 1865. “Alright” can be an adverb and mean “well,” or it can also mean “Okay.” It can be used as an adjective to express a feeling, for example "I am alright" also means "I am fine."

When to use “all right” vs. “alright”?

It really depends on the context of the conversation a person is having. Both terms are correct by the U.S standards. Some say that "alright" is a more informal usage of the term, like in a text message or to a friend and "all right" is better suited for more formal affairs, such as in a professional report, business letter, or examination paper.

“All right” in a sentence

  • Adverb: “My athletics race went all right, but I almost forgot my running shoes at home.”

  • Adjective: “I feel all right today, because the weather is better than yesterday.” 

  • Affirmative statement: “All right! I heard you the first time.” 

“Alright” in a sentence

  • Adverb: “Is the temperature alright?”

  • Adjective: I wonder if Sarah is alright at creche today. It is her first day today”

  • Exclamatory statement: “Alright! Time for tea.”

In formal writing the form “alright” is no longer considered incorrect, therefore you can use it most of the time. If you would like to stay on the "safe side" and rather stick to using “all right” regardless of what you’re writing or who you are speaking to, that's also good.

Catherine Pace

This fantastic adjective, which means 'amazingly good and wonderful', was made famous in the 1964 family musical Mary Poppins.

But, is it REAL?

It is a real word but is used informally. You will be surprised to learn that there is a longer word from the medical world - pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!

'The open-air festival was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' 'That was a supercalifragilistic dessert!'


You can also just use the first part of this ridiculously long word - better, as it's a bit of a tongue twister!

Morgan Causey

Hi! The phrase "going rogue" is a phrase with a strange origin.

The word "rogue"...

The word "rogue" originated as a way to describe an Elephant that has become violent and dangerous. So the phrase "going rogue" means someone is going against the grain or against the established order that everyone else follows.

An example includes...

"She's moving across the country and going rogue!"

"They've stopped talking to their family, they're going rogue."

To summarize

To "go rogue" simply means to do something different than what society expects.


Snitches get stitches - literally!🤕


When someone uses the term "snitches get stitches," they usually mean that as a threat. This phrase is used to warn someone that they shouldn't tell something that they know to anybody else. It would have consequences that would affect them badly if they do. ⚡


The phrase "snitches get stitches" originated from gang members who informed the police of what the other gang members were up to. 👮‍♂️

Gang members who "snitched" on the other members would then receive a cut on their face to indicate to other gang members that they are snitches. That is why we say "snitches get stitches."🧷


When John was about to tell his mother that Claire ate all the cookies, Claire said: "Don't tell mom, John. Snitches get stitches!"🍪🥛

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Amy Nicol


Bougie and boujee are similar terms with subtle but significant differences in meaning. The words are slang and used in an informal way in spoken conversation. "Bougie" is used as an adjective to describe someone from a lower class status who acts like they are rich and live a lavish, wealthy life. "Boujee" is more widely used in African-American slang to describe someone who has made their own wealth out of a poorer upbringing, likes a lavish lifestyle, but is still connected to their roots.

Origin of the words

The words come from the French word "Bourgeoisie". It literally means "of middle class status." The word has great historical significance, however, referring politically and sociologically to the ruling upper class of a capitalist society. It was also a term used by German philosopher, Karl Marx to indicate the social class that had power during the Industrial Revolution.

When did the word "Bougie" become popular?

The shortened term "bougie" became slang around the 1960s and 1970s. Sometimes it is used to insult someone who has a boring middle-class life, but is pretending to be wealthier and more sophisticated, particularly as reflected in their consumer choices.

When did the word "Boujee" become popular?

It is said that the word "boujee" was first used in 2016 in a hip-hop song by the trio Migos, “Bad and Boujee,”. It introduced a new perspective on, and spelling of, "bougie". The song popularized "boujee" as a black/hip-hop slang term suggesting “self-made wealth that doesn’t mean forgetting one’s humbler roots.”

How to use the words in a sentence

"Eating avocado on toast and drinking Starbucks everyday is so bougie."

"I could tell I was out of her league. She looked snobby and bougie."

"I'm not boujee, I just have high expectations and preferences."

Do people sometimes confuse the words?

Yes! Because of the similarities in pronunciation and spelling, "boujee" is often interchanged with "bougie", and among some users, "boujee" can be used to describe someone/something as too flashy or showy with their money.

What to be careful of

Be aware that "boujee" can imply a distinctly African American socio-economic experience that may be considered inappropriate if used by people outside that community.

Sanusha Shamdutt

What does the word post mean?


The word post has four very different meanings. There are two noun definitions and two verb definitions.

Post (Noun):

  1. A post is a long, sturdy piece of timber or metal that is set upright in the ground and used as a support or marker

  1. A post is a piece of writing, image, or other item of content that is published online, on a blog or social media website or application.

Post (Verb)

  1. A post is a display (a notice) in a public place.

  2. A post means to announce or publish something, especially a financial result.


Post (Noun)

  1. Poles, stakes, shafts, fence post, gate post, and more.

  1. "In a recent post, the weather service cautioned the community to be aware of the floods."

Post (Verb)

  1. "An abrupt notice had been posted on the door."

  1. "The company posted a $530 000 loss."

Always Remember:

That the word post has four different meanings. Always read the sentence carefully, figure out if it is a noun or a verb and then decide on your answer, if you are writing a test or exam or your sentence, if you are writing essays or stories.

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What is a definition of the word snitch?

A snitch is someone who tells a person in authority of somebody who did something wrong.

For an example a student might tell a teacher of another student who may have cheated in a test.

Sierra Jennings

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Frightening

By:Teacher Sierra from AmazingTalker

In today’s lesson, I will teach you the vocabulary “frightening”. What is frightening?


Frightening is an adjective. It means scared, scary, afraid, or terrified. I will show an example of someone being frightened.

Let's look at some sentences using the word "frightening".


Example 1

This is frightening!

Is this frightening?


Example 2

That horror movie was truly frightening!

Was that horror movie truly frightening?

Example 3

Is it that frightening?

Example 4

Something is frightening you.

Example 5

The cat is giving a frightening look!


What does "frightening" mean? Frightening means afraid, scary, scared, or terrified. I have given some examples above on how to use "frightening" in a sentence. Now, it’s time to practice! Let’s make 5 sentences! I will write the word “frightening”, and then you make a sentence.




Sentence: This is quite frightening!



  1. frightening



2. frightening



3. frightening



4. frightening



5. frightening

Sentence :


How was the practice? Did you do well?

I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson! Continue studying and happy learning!!!

Joshua Kloppers

I was angry with my friend;

I told my wrath, my wrath did end.

I was angry with my foe:

I told it not, my wrath did grow.

These four lines from William Blake's A Poison Tree are some of the best known lines in English poetry. They are about anger and wrath... but what is 'wrath'?


'Wrath', understood simply, is just extreme anger. It is rage, fury, and outrage!

However, wrath's connotations are slightly different.

When we think of wrath, we think of the wrath of God (it has strong biblical ties). Wrath is an anger but it is an anger that is almost physically big. It is not something small or insignificant and it is not caused by something small or insignificant either.


  1. My dad's wrath was not to be underestimated.

  2. The wrath of the community destroyed their home and left them on the street.

  3. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the Day of the lord’s wrath.

Practice Exercise

Which sentence do you think best uses 'wrath'?

  1. God's wrath will find all who sin.

  2. I kicked my toe and felt wrath.

  3. Wrath man cursed and screamed.

Wrath is a beautiful word - make sure to use it in your creative writing! 😁

Howard Lee

What does it mean to be fruity?

There are many meanings to being fruity and many of the times, it could be used as an American or English slang word meaning that the person is very eccentric or a little bit crazy. There could be other meanings and it all depends on the context.

Being Fruity

John didn't like the fruity aftertaste of his drink.

A person being fruity could be one of many meanings.

1) could mean that it relates gay people

2) could be something of a crazy person

3) A drink could be fruity if there's alcohol and fruit mixed together.

being fruity

Being fruity is just a slang term and depending on the use and the context, you can use it as well, but be careful to use this term in the right context and right situations.

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"SB "

Definition of "SB "

SB is an abbreviation that is widely used in texting and chat, it stands for "Somebody"

What does the word / Abbreviation "SB-Somebody"mean?

"SB" stands for Somebody. SB is used to refer to an unspecified or unknown person.

Examples of sentences using the abbreviation of "SB-Somebody"

"Sb is shouting across the room"

"Lets find Sb to assist us"

"This belongs to sb"

Conclusion of the meaning of the words "Somebody - SB"

The abbreviation of "SB" is most commonly used while chatting across chat platforms.

"SB" in some cases can also be referred to as some one that achieved a bachelors degree in science.

Example, I have a degree in "SB"


All right or alright?

Both are correct when used in corresponding examples:

  • academic writing - all right

  • informal writing - alright

    The spelling of alright has not yet been accepted, thus when using it in academic writings it will be considered a mistake and get corrected. If you use alright in formal writing, you put yourself at risk of being viewed as a below-average speller. If you always use two words, you can never go wrong.


"The usage of alright can not always be all right even in informal writings."

In conclusion, to always stay on the safe side, just use that spelling of all right.

Sierra Jennings

Awhile vs. A while

By: Teacher Sierra from AmazingTalker

Today, I will teach you the difference between awhile and a while.

What is the difference between awhile and a while?


Awhile is an adverb, and it describes for a period of time.

A while is a noun, and it describes a period of time.

Even though both of these are describing a period of time, how to know which one to use in a sentence? Let’s read more!

"A while" will follow words such as "after" or "for”. You will also use “a while” when you see “once in…”.

When you are describing a period of time as an adverb, you will use “awhile”. Awhile will follow a verb.

Let’s look at some examples!


Example 1

After a while, I became very tired from running.

Explanation: Do you see the word “after”? That lets us know to use a while because this is following the word "after".

Example 2

After dinner sat awhile, the food started becoming a little cold.

Explanation: The reason you don’t use “a while” here because we have the verb “sat”. Remember, “awhile” follows a verb.   


Example 3

I rested awhile.

Explanation: Awhile follows the verb “rested”.

Example 4

I rested for a while.

Explanation: Do you see the word “for”? That lets us know to use a while because this is following the word "for".

Example 5

Let’s wait awhile longer.

Explanation: Awhile follows the verb “wait”.


Example 6

I waited for you for a while.

Explanation: Do you see the word “for”? That lets us know to use a while because this is following the word "for".


Example 7

I meet Vanessa every once in a while.

Explanation: “Once in” lets us know to use a while.



"A while" will follow words such as "after" or "for”. You will also use “a while” when you see “once in…”.

When you are describing a period of time as an adverb, you will use “awhile”. Awhile also follows a verb.

Awhile can be described as modifying a verb, but to make it easy for you to remember, just remember that you will see “awhile” following a verb.

Practice Time

Can you think of some sentences to use awhile vs. a while?

Amy Curtis

A Yiddish word, commonly used in American English. Made popular by Mike Myers in his Saturday Night Live sketch, "Coffee Talk."


"Verklempt" is an adjective that means overwhelmed with emotion. Usually positive emotion, but can also be negative. One could be "choked up" or filled with emotion, even to the point of tears.

"Watching my daughter graduate made me all verklempt."

The parent is overwhelmed with joy and proud of their daughter for graduating.

"I'm getting verklempt."

Translation: This feeling is so strong, I'm a bit overwhelmed.


The meaning of 'Underrated'.

'Underrated' is an adjective.

It means that something is considered as less than its value.

For example, I think a film is very good but its average rating is 2 stars. I would consider that film to be 'underrated'.


What does "oomf" mean?


one of my friends OR one of my followers (on social media)

“oomf” is an acronym and it is a way to say something without directly naming the person or addressing them.


You would use “oomf” on social media platforms and it should only be used as an informal language.


For example: on Twitter, TikTok or Instagram

When you want to say thank you to someone, but don’t want to include their names, use “oomf” (one of my followers or one of my friends)

Use this term in a very casual tone if you are subtweeting your follower.


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Mason Maas

WSG? What's good?


WSG stands for 'What's good?'

'What's good?' is just another casual way of saying 'What's up?' or 'How are you?'

These phrases are used amongst friends and WSG is a way to abbreviate it online.

WSG will not usually be capitalized when it normal use.


"Hey man, we haven't talked in awhile, wsg?"


WSG = What's good?

What's good? = What's up?

What's up? = How are you/What are you doing?


What does flodging mean?

Flodge Pronounced:

The word flodge is actually a spelling derivation for the word "flauge."

The word "flauge" is a shortened word for "camouflage" meaning to hide or disguise oneself, especially seen with animals hiding from their prey or to catch their prey.

The word "flodge" or "flodging" is an American slang word especially used in the hip-hop culture and is used as a verb to say if someone is hiding the truth or in other words lying about something.

"Yo that bro is flogging man."


Tony told me that he needs to help his dad with work today, but I know he is flodging, cause I saw his girlfriend's car parked at his house.

Kyle Watson

This is a slang term used as a contraction for "all right". We can class it as a "colloquial" term. It originated in African American cultures where it is still used today.

Slang or colloquial term for "All right"

Colloquial is a term we use to describe words that are either informal or slang words that we do not actually find in the Oxford dictionary. This means that "ight" is a term that we cannot simply look up or research from these types of resources.

Dialogue examples

John: "Hey bro, how are you doing?"

James: "Hey man, I'm ight." "How about you?"

In this example, James simply tells Jogn that he is all right by using the slang term. This may be because this is his chosen way of speaking, or he might find it easier to use slang terms that sounding them out. There can be different reasons but we find that slang is mostly used as an easier way of communicating.

How to use "ight" as a negative

We may be able to observe this as a simple way of mentioning that you are doing well or that you are all right. But how do we use this slang term when we are not feeling all right? Here we can use another abbreviation which is "ain't".


John: Hey bro, are you ight?

James: Hey man, nah I ain't ight. I lost my wallet.

Here, "nah" is a slang term used in place of "no."


Which of the following is correct?

  1. Tsai Ing-wen said she would run with (whoever/whomever) was ready.

  2. Professor Gem is a friend to (whoever/whomever) she meets.

To know if you answered the two questions correctly, please read thoroughly the discussion.

The easiest way to know when to use the pronouns “whoever” and “whomever,” is to use the following key:

📌whoever ➡️ she, he, I, they

📌whomever ➡️ her, him, me, them

Follow the following steps to clearly answer the given questions.

Let's start!

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Question 1. Tsai Ing-wen said she would run with (whoever/whomever) was ready.

Step 1. Cover up the part of the sentence before “whoever/whomever.”

From: Tsai Ing-wen said she would run with (whoever/whomever) was ready.

✍️To: (whoever/whomever) was ready.

Step 2: For the remaining part of the sentence, test with a pronoun using the above key. Replace “whoever” with “she”; replace “whomever” with “her.”


📌Whoever was ready ➡️She was ready

📌Whomever was ready ➡️ Her was ready

Step 3: Consider which one sounds correct.

Note that the pronouns “she” and “he” are subjects of sentences, and the pronouns “her” and “him” are part of the objects of sentences.

✔️️ “She was ready” is the correct wording.

Step 4: Because “she” works, the correct pronoun to use is “whoever.”

✔️Final Answer:

Danielle said that she’d run with

was ready

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Question 2.

  1. Professor Gem is a friend to (whoever/whomever) she meets.

Step 1. Cover up the part of the sentence before “whoever/whomever.”

From: Professor Gem is a friend to (whoever/whomever) she meets.

✍️To: (whoever/whomever) she meets.

Step 2: Because the remaining part of the sentence has a subject (she) at the beginning, test with the pronouns at the end of the sentence. Replace “whoever” with “they”; replace “whomever” with “them.”


📌She meets whoever ➡️She meets they

📌She meets whomever ➡️ She meets them

Step 3: Consider which one sounds correct.

Note that the pronoun “they” is the subject of a sentence, and the pronoun “them” is part of the object of a sentence.

✔️️ She meets them” is the correct wording.

Step 4: Because “them” works, the correct pronoun to use is “whomever.”

✔️Final Answer:

Professor Gem is a friend to

she meets.

Which of the following is correct?

  1. Tsai Ing-wen said she would run with (whoever/whomever) was ready.

    Answer: Whoever

  2. Professor Gem is a friend to (whoever/whomever) she meets.

    Answer: Whomever


What does it mean"periot"

It is a slang actually.

Well, "periot"may look like another word "period", but a "t" at the end suggests that they are totally different.

And periot means when someone agrees with what someone else says, or when someone praises a bold and provoking comment that they agree with.


Josh: She is really selfish.


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There can be a lot of confusion as to what the difference is between these two words. Although, if we take a closer look into what makes up each word, how they are said and what they mean, we can take a more precise look at why they are so different.


"Breath" is a noun. This means that this word talks about a thing. Its simple definition is the air taken into or out of the lungs while breathing. Some examples of this word being used is:

I took a long breath.

My breath was like steam in the early-morning cold.

"Breathe", however, is not a noun. It is a verb. This means that this is a doing word, which we can use to talk about an action. To "breathe" is to take air into the lungs and then let it out of the lungs. Some examples of this word being used is:

Fish can breathe underwater.

You cannot breathe in outer space. You need an oxygen tank.


There is also a slight difference in how we say these words.

Breaking it up into its phonemic pronunciation, "breath" is pronounced as brɛθ. This means that the last sound made is the "th" sound.

However, "breathe" is pronounced briːð. This means that the last sound said is a long "e" sound.

So, what is the difference between "breath" and "breathe"?

Therefore, we can see that the main differences between "breath" and "breathe" lie in the grammar and pronunciation of the two words. "Breath" is a noun that is pronounced with a final "th" sound while "breathe" is a verb that ends with a long "e" sound.


What is the difference between worse and worst and when to use them?

Worse - comparative

Worst - superlative


  • Used as a comparative adjective or adverb.

  • This word is used to compare two or more items and choose which one is not the best option.

  • It can also be used to describe something that you disagree with instead of something else.

Example 1:

Fruit vs Candy

Which form of sugar is bad for the body, fruit or candy? Well, it's a known fact that the sugar in candy is worse than the sugar in fruit.

Example 2:

Which outfit should I wear on my date tonight, Lilly? Hmmm, well I think the blue is boring but the orange dress is worse so I would definitely choose the pink outfit. The pink is the best you'll look great!


  • This word is also used as an adjective or adverb in the superlative context.

  • This means the extreme of bad, terrible, or horrible.

  • That something is as bad as it can get - there is nothing that can get worse.

Example 1:

Ants vs Cockroaches

In my opinion, cockroaches are the worst insect to have in your home!

Example 2:

Don't steal the jewelry or money! You will get into big trouble, or worse even go to jail. Jail is the worst thing that can happen to you!

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Let's start out understanding the word before we can look at more words we can use for defeat.

What does defeat mean?

Defeat is the opposite of victory. When you lose, you suffer defeat. When you win, you defeat your enemy.

In basketball, Michael Jordan usually defeated his opponents. Any loss can be called a defeat. When you're disappointed or think that nothing is going right, you feel defeated. If you're determined to win, you could say, "I won't accept defeat!" Some people are so stubborn that even though they've obviously been defeated, they won't admit defeat.

Definitions of defeat


the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

synonyms: frustration
win a victory over
synonyms:get the better of, overcome

Here are some synonyms for defeat:










set and match




win against

win a victory over

triumph over

prevail over

get the better of



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"TBD" is phrase, often seen in text messaging, scheduling, or any other typed/written communications.

It means "to be determined", which means that the final result of something will be disclosed at a later date or time. Basically it means the same as "I will tell you later.".

⎧1⎭Friend: Well, we all figured out we want to try the new pasta place, but what time will we all meet up?

Me: TBD, I don't know everyone's availability.

⎧2⎭Sometimes sports teams will have game schedules with the opponent's name, date, time and location listed as well. If they do not know the location of the game you will probably see "TBD" in that column. Below for a visual representation.

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When to use "thus".

"Thus" is an adverb that can be used as a connective word.

What does "thus" mean?

"Thus" is simply the result of something.

Synonyms for "thus".

  • A result of

  • Therefore

  • Consequently

Examples of "thus" in sentences.

  • She didn't do her job properly, thus she was fired.

  • It was raining very hard, thus their home was flooded.

  • The family sold their mansion, thus had enough money to travel around the world.


'Kith' means anybody you know who is not in your family - for example friends, acquaintances, colleagues or neighbours!

Kith is an old English word which isn't used so often anymore but its origins are from a Germanic phrase meaning 'known'.

Mostly used together with 'kin' in another old English phrase - 'kith and kin'.

The meaning of 'kin' is anyone in your family.

Example Sentences!

I invited all my kith and kin to my wedding.

Even though, she invited all her kith and kin to the party I was not invited!

Tiffany Osborne

T minus is used when counting down to an event and stands for "time minus". It comes from space shuttle launches which counts down the space shuttle launch by using the phrase "t-minus". While it is most often used with seconds it can be used with other units of time (days, hours, etc.) Usually, the event is something you are excited about.


"T-minus 21 days until vacation time!!!!!!"

"Wedding is in t-minus 2 hours!!!"

"Baby due in t-minus 6 days!!!"

In conclusion: If you have an event you are counting down for you can use the phrase "t-minus" when talking about the time left until the event.

Mason Maas

Step up your texting game with... wby?


Wby = What about you?

What about you is like asking the same question back to another person. In texting language, 'you' can also be shortened to 'u.' So another way to write 'wby' is 'wbu.'

The letter 'b' is used instead of 'a' because sometimes 'about' is shortened to 'bout' when texting.

Examples Conversation:

A: Hey, how are you?

B: I'm good, wby?

A: I'm not too bad.


A: Hey, what are you doing tonight?

B: I'm gonna go to the movies with my friends later, wbu?

A: Not much, I might catch up on some homework.

In conclusion...

The phrase 'wby,' or 'wbu,' is an easy way to ask someone the same question in return to them.

Jodie Watson

PG - Parental guidance

  • Acronym

  • Rating system for movies and TV shows

Definition 🌟

PG is a rating system usually used for movies or TV shows. If a show states PG, this means that parental guidance is advised. A parent should be present while watching the show to ensure that the content is appropriate and not too scary for their children 😊

Sometimes, shows will specify the age such as PG-13. This means that if your child is under the age of 13, a parent should watch the show with them. 👓

Examples ✏️

The movie Frozen is rated PG, which means that parental guidance is advised for younger children. 👗

The TV show was rated PG-13, so I will watch the show with my son as he is 11 years old.