Yearly Archives: 2016

Vocalic /r/ discrimination: minimal pairs word lists

The /r/ sound is one of the trickiest sounds in the English language and it generally takes children years to master the sound.  Part of the reason for this difficulty is the fact that there are are 24 different ways to produce an /r/ sound based on co-articulation factors.   Below […]

No such thing as a ‘bad word’

Let me preface this post by saying that I understand the reasoning behind the conventional usage of the term ‘bad words’.  For the majority of the population, it is simply easier to say that certain words are ‘bad’, ‘off limits’, ‘curse words’, etc…  However, in reality, there is no such […]

Masks vs Filters: The ability to appease others while remaining true to yourself 3

Have you ever felt like you had to be fake to fit in?  Or that other people are phony in their representations of themselves? It is discouraging to think that you have to change yourself in order to be accepted by other people.  Why can’t they just like you the way […]