Ryota's Old Daybook: Language Arts & Basic English
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There are insect-like, eight-legged, small animals named "spiders." The spider, or any spider, gives out thin and sticky threads, and make up a loose net which goes by the name of "web." This word "web" is used for anything like a spider-web, any loose network.

The greatest web in existence is on the international network of machines. It is as wide as the "world," all over the Earth, so it was named "the World-Wide Web." You may see, on your machine, the short form of it as "www."

A "log" is the stem of a tree cut off from its root with its branches taken off. A wood house made of logs is a "log-house."

Long time back, someone made an instrument for measuring the rate of a ship's motion. Because this apparatus was made of a log, it went by the name of "log."

The head of seamen, when on journey, kept a notebook, keeping on it day-by-day record of the ship's rate of motion and what took place on the journey. This notebook got the name "log-book." Years went by and this word got shorter. The word "log" is now used as a name of day-book: any book or notebook which kept the records of everyday event.

In the 1990's, someone using the World-Wide Web made an online day-book keeping notes and bookmarks, with the newest one on the top of the page and the oldest one at the lowest part. This sort of day-book got a name "web-log." It then became a short word like "weblog" or "blog." Because an automatic system of making new "blogs" were put online, we are able to make new blogs freely, and now there are a great number of "blogs" and the number is getting greater and greater. One of those new "blogs" is this Ryota's Daybook.


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기초 영어 or Baza Angla. If you have knowledge of 850 English words, you may have a good time reading this daybook, Ryota's day-to-day notes, in Basic English, for college-level learners of English as a second or overseas language. Notes are generally on English or other languages, American or other writers or writings, and music or motion pictures based on those writings.

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