Everyday English- Complaisant/ Complacent

Everyday English for Today’s People
By ©Adwoa A Akuamoah.
Complaisant/Complacent
Complacent= 👂🏾: Complaisant
Thus both pronounced kum’pley-sunt
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Complaisant:
Obedient and compliant
Complacent:
A feeling of satisfaction that prevents you from trying harder.
Complecent ❌❌- Does Not exist.
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In My Time

In my time
Blacks are more racist than whites
Even more stereotypical than them.
Women oppress men
The young victimise the elderly
The poor suppress the rich
Marginalise them with their numbers

There, there it is- numbers
Louder voices and louder cries unmissable
Before my time,
They said the stronger cried louder
But in my time,
The weak and fragile and helpless
The voiceless, they cry louder

Doctors are slain
Spoken to, with, about, with such disdain
Backlashed, suffered now and again
Where’s the platform when without an audience
Where’s the audience when deprived of a platform

They chase money, prefer working in cities and private facilities
They have no understanding of their calling
Yet they that do have refused to enter the gates of medical school
The very gates that are never locked
I speak out of pain out of anguish
Pardon me if my words offend you
But do these go places like that to play
Perhaps chaskele or golf, maybe police and thief
Ahhhhh they go to play in private hospitals

The system is left in rot
To be eaten by scavengers
The system where the health of the doctor
Is nobody’s business but himself
The system that puts doctors in Accra and Faborodebetomechalk at same level
Same salary, same opportunities
You ask for too much they say
Forgetting the four fingers that point at them in their accusation
He in the latter gets book kwashiorkor
He in the former, academic obesity
Then they crush, criticise, castrate
He in the latter for poor professional development; he’s called a leaking doctor

Life is full of choices
Only for the poor and weak and helpless
The doctor does not belong
The rich, socially recognised do not either
In my time
Life is full of choices
Only for the poor and weak and helpless.

Everyday English- Assertion/ Assertiveness

Everyday English for Today’s People
By ©Adwoa A Akuamoah.
Assertion/Assertiveness
The noun form of assertive is Assertiveness, Not assertion.
Eg. She spoke with great assertion❌
She spoke with great assertiveness.✔️
Assertion means an emphatic declaration or statement.
Eg. She shuddered over the assertion that her husband was a thief.✔️
The assertion that he was a thief was made with much assertiveness 😛✔️
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Everyday English- Ticklish

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By ©Adwoa A Akuamoah.
Is ‘Ticklish’ Correct?
Yes. Saying ‘I’m ticklish’ is very correct.
So go on and say it with vim 😆
Ticklish (adj)-
1. Sensitive to tickling.
2. Requiring great tact, delicate, touchy.
Example, I have the ticklish task of telling her she’s not invited.
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Everyday English- ‘Great’ Pronunciation

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Great/ Grateful Pronunciation
Say greyt (like gr8)
And greyt-ful
Just like you say ‘Eight’ or ‘Ate’ (eyt)

Not gree’eyt like you say ‘Create’.
(Just like you won’t text gre8, don’t say it)
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Everyday English- Grateful Not Greatful

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By ©Adwoa A Akuamoah.
Grateful Not Greatful
I have learned to accept people with their mistakes in language; no matter how huge. I have learnt to accept all kinds of mistakes as I make mistakes too.
But greatful?? Ooohoooo!
Anyway,
Please there is no such word.
Say grateful, not greatful.
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Everyday English- Prostate/Prostrate

Everyday English for Today’s People
By ©Adwoa A Akuamoah.
Repeat 🚨: by popular request.
(3). Prostate/Prostrate
My interest in these words is the former.
Say ‘Prostate’ cancer not Prostrate.
I know this kind of cancer can render men helpless or defenceless (Prostrate them) but there’s only one meaning of ‘Prostate’ and that is in reference to a gland in males.
Eg. The mention of possible Prostate cancer prostrated the poor man.👍🏽✔️
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