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Vocabulary

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

What do the following words (or phrases or names) have in common?

Nosedive

Counterfeiter

Fascism

Edgar Hillaire Degas

Philadelphia

Haptics

Intertia

Egoism

Euphemism

Knowledge

Saladin

Galaxy

Eucalyptus

Mosquito

Rhinoceros (rhino)

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Ministry of Employment and Labor

Planner

Euthanasia

Obsession

Mill “On Liberty”

Korean Red Ginseng

Nitrogen

Butcher

Gustav Klimt

Hypothesis

Rawls

Magna Carta

Miracle

and Superstition

They’re all words that my 2.4 class wrote down as a part of Bowl of Nouns (a game similar to taboo, but the students make the words).

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any of these words in Korean, and I only know some of them in ASL, a language I claim to be fluent in. With some notable exceptions (Ministry of Employment and Labor – taken from a poster on the wall) the students took these words either from their vocabulary lists, their textbooks, or their memories.