English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|There were many people who used the
word obnoxious back in the times of old english, and in the
times of modern english now a days. The person who really inspired the word obnoxious was somebody
by the name of R HARRISON. Like many other words in the english language, this word has changed over
time. It was spelled differently and pronounced differently. My word was used first 335 years ago by
this lad named R HARRISON. Though there are a lof of different deffinitions, I picked out three.
In the American English Dictionary, obnoxious means very unpleasent or unkind. In the American
Herritage Dictionary, it means very irritable and annoying. In the New Webster Dictionary, it means
unpleasent or very offensive. Seeing from these deffinitions, the American Herritage and the New
Webster dictionaries looks like it might have been written from the same author considering they are
almost the exact same deffinitions.
Comparing these deffinitions from stated above to the Oxford English Dictionary, you can see that
they must have been written in different time periods, because they are very different. The first
deffinition of the obnoxious word I chose is Liable or subject to being liable. The second
obnoxious deffinition is Liable of doing something;responsible. And a third and final explination of
the word obnoxious is without to or infinnitive. These three deffinitions are practically the same,
but are a lot more different then the ones from the other 3 dictionaries I have invested.
Back in the day of old english, authors still even used the word obnoxious. Now that is obnoxious!
One author who used it besides R HARRISON was J DONNE. He stated, "Thinke about how poore thou
wast, how obnoxious..." Another author who used the word was H SAVILE in 1591. He stated,
"The generals being so obnoxious..." These two authors and many more to come have been
using the same form of obnoxious for years, and even for years to come.
The very few authors who have used the word obnoxious, have used it in both similar and different
ways. One author who had used my word was Laura Fitzgerald, a not too famous author but still an
author. She used it in a sentence while being interviewed and stated, "Yes, I would say that
the amount of overweight people is obnoxious..." She used it the way that everyone else knows
about obnoxious, describing about how something is rediculous or unheard of.
The future of obnoxious in the english language looks quite dim. Nobody really uses the word any
more, in it's place the word rediculous took it's place. This word, I have a feeling will
die in the next couple of years say about another 10-15 years. But the whole english language will
be spoke for about another 100-110 years. Because english is spoken primarily in America, many
people have moved here from all different countries and still speak their languages, completely
shoving english aside. There is spanish, chineese, japaneese, and even german. The world's
biggest language will soon be spanish because so many people are speaking it, and so many people
want to speak it.
|According to the OED, the word
swimming dates back to the year 2000 B.C. There is evidence that
swimming was very popular in the Olympic games. The first time the word swimming was used was in the
1896 Olympic games, where swimming was first held. Swimming has helped people all over the world
build muscle, and has also made people covert from the sport they really loved, and they gave
swimming a try. Also according to the OED, the first time the world swimming appeared in a book was
by a person named Nicolas Wynman, who was in love with the sport so he decided to write a book on