As 2012 draws to a close, we wanted to share some great year-end news: PC Magazine has come out with its list of the top 100 websites of the year, and Vocabulary.com was one of their selections! In the magazine's annual look at "undiscovered and classic sites that deserve some real estate on your bookmarks tab," Vocabulary.com was singled out as one of three "undiscovered" informational sites
. "Take the quizzes at this site and you'll be spouting new idioms to all with dexterous proficiency," PC Magazine raves.
This holiday season, quiz yourself on tricky words from well-known carols with Words for Carolers.
Last week, lexicographer and Word Routes columnist Ben Zimmer presented his nominees for Word of the Year. Now here is the Word of the Year selection of Dennis Baron, English professor at the University of Illinois and author of the blog The Web of Language.
Christmas songs: On city sidewalks and every street corner... from Black Friday through New Year's... they're broadcast inside and out, they stick in our heads, they are parodied and rewritten, and yet many of us, even as we sing along, don't give much thought to what the words mean.
It's that time again, the annual look back at the noteworthy words of the year. Were you worried about dangling over the fiscal cliff
, or did you have more of a devil-may-care YOLO
attitude? Were you more interested in mansplaining
? Here's a roundup of words that's not just a bunch of malarkey
For the holiday season, vocabulary expert Susan Ebbers discusses several interesting differences between happy
providing applications and lesson suggestions for grades K-12.