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Enya: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

I pray you have been blessed so far by this year's Video Countdown to CHRISTmas.  This is the second year on the countdown for Enya's hauntingly beautiful version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel.  Enjoy! Music videos are a powerful form of communication.  They appeal to several of your senses and are fun.  For more information on fun ways to learn communication skills for preschoolers through adults, visit Art of!

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“UNwords” and How to Handle ‘Em

For the past several weeks, I've been talking about misused words.  Some have been misused on purpose in order to deceive and some have been misused by accident due to the complexities of the English language.  Today, I'd like to talk to you about the words that are misused on purpose for humor or for effect. Shakespeare was famous for inventing or coining words.  Many of the words we use today are words he created.  I've dabbled in the creation of words here and there in order to entertain and to make a point.  But is there a point at which intentionally misusing words becomes confusing and counterproductive?  Indeed there is. I'd like to start off by citing a few...

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