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Verbal Bashing...or are We Just Too Sensitive?

Since our Birthday Bash Contest is coming to a close this month, this week is Birthday Bash week here at Communication FUNdamentals.  Monday, I shared a Word Scramble with two ways to get extra points toward our Birthday Bash Grand Prize.  So...for this week's misused word, I'd like to share a bit about the word bash. This word has been thrown around a great deal recently to mean anything from attacking someone verbally to interpreting something someone said as in some way negative.  It's the latter I'd like to discuss here today. Are we all just too sensitive? Merriam Webster defines bash as "to attack physically or verbally."  However, I've seen situations where a person has taken something someone said...

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Frequently Misused Words Video

Looking around through YouTube, I found this video done by an 8th grade class illustrating commonly misused words.  Mostly these are misspellings, but I thought it was cute and fit right in with my weekly Word Wednesday's misused words theme. This might be a great video to show your kidlings. For more Communication FUNdamentals, please visit Art of!

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