Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ATC 82 Colloquialism

ATC 82 is the second in what I think may become a series. Colloquialism was found in an old grammar book that I had picked up. It is an actual text book on writing.  For whatever reason, this book makes me laugh right out loud. It has the most hilarious rules on writing. It is to the point that I have to look up half of the words in the writing instructions.  "colloquialism is a word, phrase or paralanguage that is employed in conversational or informal language but not in formal speech or formal writing."  

An example is "I wasn't born yesterday". Apparently we are allowed to speak this informal language but it shouldn't be put in formal writing. Good to know. 

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