English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|When you take a chick out of its
egg, the chick will cry and beg for its mommy. My word is chick and
was created in the 1400. The word was first used in the book room, Rose the sentence was" Hir
flesh tendre as is a chicke." Many people when they think of the word chick they might think of
a woman (slang term) or a young bird but its actually also means a young child that has just been
born. This word chick teaches us how English has changed over time.
I looked up the word chick in three different dictionaries. The first dictionary which was
Dictionary.com said " its is a young chicken, a child, and a slang term for woman. The second
dictionary was the American Heritage dictionary and it said the same definition " it was a
young chicken, a child, and slang for a young woman." The thir dictionary was the Online
Etymology Dictionary and it said the word chick was " a shorter term for a chicken and slang
for a young woman." In most of these definitions are saying the same thing except for that of
chick can also mean a child.
I also found the OED defintions which some were similar to the defintions I got in other
dictionaries. The first definition was a "young chicken." The second defintion was "
is a young bird still in the egg or only just hatched." The third definition was in "
alliteration of a child." The fourth definition was " a young woman(slang term) like when
you talk about a young woman you may use the word chick." The fifth definition was a
"chick keeper" which can mean a person that watches young birds or chickens. Again its
sounds to me like the OED almost have the same defintions as from the various dictionaries I
visited. The only difference I found was the " alliteration of a child" definition.
My word has been used by many different authors. Here is a quote from an article from a bicycle
" A chart is presented that lists cycling group rides, Quick Chick's Woman Only Ride,
Grand Strand Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride, and Team hobbs' Sunday Ride. It was also used by
Kunerk, K which was written in a Men's Fitness source. He said" Instead of dinner at a
charm restaurant and long, weepy chick flick. Here is another quote from a natural science
source" He documented their courtship, nest building, egg laying, finally, their parenting of
four zebra strped chicks. Near the end of his stint, Doesnt caught the two week old chick pictured
here mid meal." Now what I noticed that the word chick was used in three different ways. One
was using chick as a child, as something that most females would watch, and as saying woman.
Many authors found from the OED have used the word chick in their work. Foe example in the
Washington times ' what with the sleepless in Seattle updating the concept of the violent
place, like the chick film Thelma and Loise." Also Shakespeare used the word chick " My
Ariel:chicke; that is my charge." Also Sinclair Lewis in the book Elmer Gantry " He
didn't want to marry this brainless fluffy chick." And the last author Willam Morris used
my word chick in Earthly Paradise " He had no chick or child bless his house. " As youn
can see again the word chick can be used in many different ways. And has evolved a lot over the past
years when it just was used in 1400.
How long will the word chick last? I think it will last finally stop being used in 40404 whic is a
long time from now. How long will the english language last? I think it will last until 100450.
Dear Geoffrey Chaucer,
|“Hockey!” According to the OED this
word hockey has gone as far as 1555 in England. The word started
off the spelling off as the spelling first hoky. This use of the word developed in 1555 early 1600
and used by Nashe in Summer’s Last Will and Test. In 1676 “ Hoacky” was used as a food. The word
hockey had many different form changes as it developed through time. According to the encyclopedia
hockey developed from stick and ball games similar to Native American Lacrosse and Celtic Hurling.
Evolutionary versions of the modern game developed in both the Canadian Maritime cities Nova Scotia
primarily Halfix. Also interior Canadian communities of Ottawa and Montreal. Hockey is not very
popular in Great Britain, in the newspapers they have a very small section for hockey. According to
the OED no one knows exactly where the game hockey originally came from but the game was developed
in Canada in 1788 at Kings College School. The word hockey shows the development of literature in
Great Britain and it tells us that Great Britain doesn’t like violent unorganized sports.
In Britain there are many rules that the player must stick by in the hockey game. For example
according to British Inline Puck Hockey Association, a rule is the stop clock will operate during
the last two minutes of play if teams are tied or within two goals. For example according to British
Inline Puck Hockey Association another interesting rule is in League competitions points shall be
awarded: 2 points to the winner, 1 point for a tie game, and 0 points to the loser. According to
Britain Inline Puck Association there is a range of ages from 10 to 21 years of kids and adults
playing hockey. This is all organized into groups in certain ages. Another interesting rule is in
front of the goal crease shall be marked by a red line 5cm ( 2”)wide. With all of these special
rules tells us that the British don’t like unorganized sports. According to History of hockey the
first Olympic Hockey Competition was held in London in 1908 with men’s teams competing and with
England, Ireland and Scotland competing separately. Women’s hockey was not included in the Olympics
Dear Mr. President,