Friday, 6 February 2009

Language Slivers: Dying to do dyeing

Do you know those moments when you are convinced that a word is spelt a particular way and only seeing it in a dictionary will convince you otherwise? I had one of those yesterday at our syndicate meeting. We were discussing fabrics and I was convinced that dying was that fabric colouring, after all one dyes cloth but one dies when your life ends. Of course it was one of those situations where I had considered the word so long I lost it's meaning. Thanks to my fellow BT teacher (thanks K) I finally snapped out of it.

During the process I also discovered the 'World Book Dictionary' on my mac laptop (still finding my way around it). Fantastic app! I am thinking about how to use it with my class.