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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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let's discuss about some words (kill, murder,slaughter,butcher,assassinate ,massacre )

KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 2016 in Words Words Words
-murder means to kill someone on purpose
-slaughter means to kill animals for food but it can also describe the cruel .
-butcher he was responsible for the butchering of innocent women and children .
-assassinate means to kill a famous person like political leader .
-massacre means to kill large numbers of people

@Lynne @Bubbly @Dora @navidafrasiabian @peaceculture2 @Zom @mheredge
I tried to open my dictionary today so useful


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,041 mod
    @gomaa, slaughter doesn't just mean killing people mercilessly, but animals too. For example, the American settlers slaughtered the buffalo into extinction during the nineteenth century.

    You have forgotten genocide, the worst of the lot.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge slaughter means means kill animal for food or unnecessary killing of people
    for example thousand of people were need lessly slaughtered in a senseless war
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,041 mod
    That's right @gomaa.

    Genocide on the otherhand is the same but on a much larger scale.

    For example Pol Pot in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979 committed genocide, killing about a third of the population in the country (about 1.5 million people).


  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge thank you
    Genocide means the murder of a whole group of people (nation-race-religious )
    like Hitler and killed a lot of people
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,041 mod
    Hitler is a famous example. Also in Rwanda, in Serbia, in Chechnya and lots of other places @gomaa.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I know Hitler by history and history said all bad things about this person in the same time Egypt controlled by England and Egypt decided to fight against Hitler and history call him crazy person
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It makes me want to curse human beings in this manner. :rage:
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,041 mod
    I was shocked to hear about yet another attack, this time in Munich. When is all this crazy killing going to end?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,478 mod
    edited July 2016
    This is what happens when shooting and rending people becomes a meme.

  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,058 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    We daily face brutal and horrendous acts of terrorism that end up with many causalities in few seconds.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,478 mod
    I know @Bubbly, I just don't know what the answer is.

    (Ignore the spelling mistakes - bless.)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,213 mod
    Now more than ever!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,058 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne Thank you. Lovely track!
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