Lexicography is famously considered an art and science, but Kory Stamper thinks of it as a craft, a term implying "care, repetitive work, apprenticeship, and practice." Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is a wonderful firsthand account of a lexicographical craftsperson who is master of another craft: writing. Few books about words—or anything else—are this well-written. Continue reading...
We tend to think of fools as the people who get fooled, but another meaning is key to April 1: the sense of a fool as a sharp, clever, professional expert in fooling, joking, and pulling other shenanigans. Continue reading...

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Vocabulary.com Road Trip Heads to California

Join us for a night of fun, food, drinks and the latest scoop on word-learning. Help us celebrate innovative educators (like you) who are dedicated to boosting their students' word power. Whether you already love Vocabulary.com, want to find out more, or want to help us improve, we'd love to meet you in Costa Mesa on April 18 at Onotria or in Riverside on April 19 at the Mission Inn.
Our Road Trip event in Houston lured teachers out of the house and away from the rodeo (no joke) to celebrate innovative educators and have a night of laughs and learning. These amped up educators schooled us on why this stretch of Houston has been dubbed "The Energy Corridor"! Continue reading...
Beware the ides of March! The vocabulary of time has plenty of other common and rare terms to help you navigate the space-time continuum. Here's a few timely terms that can build your vocabulary, and they're all learnable within a fortnight. Continue reading...

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Vocabulary.com Road Trip Heads to Houston

Join us for a night of fun, food, drinks and the latest scoop on word-learning. Help us celebrate innovative educators (like you) who are dedicated to boosting their students' word power. Whether you already love Vocabulary.com, want to find out more, or want to help us improve, we'd love to meet you us at Brenner's Steakhouse on March 23 at 5:30.

Due to high demand, we're now offering a waitlist for the Houston Road Trip. Join the waitlist.

Momentum has shifted in the Vocabulary Bowl, with several schools upping their word learning and their leaderboard ranking, too. The February Roundup Video recaps all the action as we head into the final stretch of the 2016 - 2017 season. Continue reading...
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