Posted on Leave a comment

if you will

Meaning: Ending a thought with the phrase "if you will" to add acceptance to the thought. Continue reading if you will

Posted on Leave a comment

by and large

Meaning: In every aspect; on the whole; in general. For example, "By in large, everything he said was accurate". 

Posted on Leave a comment

from ‘Discourse & Conversation Analysis’

I'm sure you've encountered all manner of theories purporting to explain the significance of things coming in threes. Here is another one for your collection, from 'Discourse & Conversation Analysis', an interesting branch of sociology that concerns itself with the linguistic and behavioural conventions that underpin day-to-day social life.

Continue reading from ‘Discourse & Conversation Analysis’