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List of the Week: 48 Words for the PSAT

List of the Week: 48 Words for the PSAT

Studying for the PSAT? Vocabularian Leigha A. made "My 2012 PSAT Words," a list of 48 words to learn before taking the test, including "words that are used in the definitions of the words I found in the PSAT."

How often do you see an article about the search for the origin of a phrase on the homepage of the New York Times website? Just about... never. And yet the Times today has a story about the history of an expression that we've delved into a couple of times in this space: "the whole nine yards." Diligent word-sleuthing has turned up a rather unexpected predecessor: "the whole six yards." Continue reading...
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