English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|currently as we speak there are
abuot 800,000 words in the enlgish language, and it is continuously
growing. out of thsoe 800 words i have ahd the liberty of choosing the wrod "guy".
"guy" is a very interesting word that holds very distinct mweanings. the word
"guy" ranges in it's meaning from how someone may look to, to steadysomething, to a
common name for a male.
teh word "guy" firs tcame into existence in 1470, spelled "gye", and meaing a
guide; conductor or leader. it was first used by henry. the next time it was used was in 1626 and
was used by capt. smith. and at this tiem is it was used in context as "a rope used to guide
and steadya thing which is being hoisted or lowered." after that, it was used in 1627 witht eh
same meanign, and 1711 same meanigna gain, and in 1755, 1846, 1863, 1875, 1897, and lastly in 1882
all meaning "a rope used to guide and steadya thing which is being hoisted or lowered."
i have looked up the word "guy" in three different dictionaries, and all meant the same
thing but also had other interpretations of the word. for instance webster's dictionary said
"an informal; man or boy; fellow. american heritage dictionary stated that the word
"guy" meant "to steady or guide, or secure with a rope, cord, or cable." lastly
the Etymology dictionary states that "1.an informal name for a fellow or man 2. a wire or
ropeused to guide something." so as you can see all three definitons are about the same but
different ina unique kind of way.
i have searched through out the new york times trying to find the different meanings of the word
"guy" but the only def. i could find is that of " a young man or fellow".
apparently the other meanings for the word "guy" just arent in use anymore.
i feel that this word "guy" will eb int eh english language for a long time to come. right
now in ur school of catholic memorial te word "guy" is used as a greeting for instance
"whats up guy" or "hey guy". it is said that in 2010 that the most common
language of the world will be chinese, although i beg to differ. although even if that is true i do
not belive that the english language will ever die out.
|Cycling is a sport that is used not
only for enjoyment but also for serious things. For instance the
police have bike riders who patrol areas. There are also many different things people use cycling
for relieving stress, to win tournaments, or to have fun, or it is also an environmental means of
transportation. Cycling in the United Kingdom is one of the most popular sports! There are many
tournaments and races that go on weekly.