Mark Peters is a language columnist, lexicographer, and humorist who has written for Esquire, The Funny Times, New Scientist, Psychology Today, Salon, and Slate. He contributes to OUPblog and writes the Best Joke Ever column for McSweeney's. You can read Mark's own jokes on Twitter, such as, "I play by my own rules, which is probably why no one comes to my board game parties anymore."
For athleticism and drama, it doesn't get much better than tennis. So in honor of the U.S. Open—one of the four major tennis tournaments—let's look at some tennis words, which won't help your stroke but will boost your vocabulary. Continue reading...
It's summertime, time to head to the beach and to complain about the high temperatures we couldn't wait for back in February when it was 15 degrees outside. Fortunately, there are plenty of words to use when griping about heat beyond hot. Continue reading...
Even if a new Spider-Man movie keeps coming more often than Leap Year, the lingo of Spider-Man is eternal and unique. Enjoy these words inspired by the "web-headed menace." Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Language
Here are few of the words often seen and heard in the days before and after a graduation ceremony, hidden under mortarboards and robes. Continue reading...
There is so much more to fathers than a bunch of words, but these terms at least cover the tip of the word-berg that describes the changing culture of fatherhood. Continue reading...
Let's hope the release of Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot is just the beginning of a slew of superheroine movies. As a mere mortal you may lack Wonder Woman's powers, but you can still attain a super vocabulary by learning these words. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Language
This is one of two holidays that honor veterans. Veterans Day honors everyone who served in the military, while Memorial Day specifically honors veterans who died during their service. Still, it's hard not to think of veterans in general on Memorial Day. As we all take a day to honor sacrifices that are hard to comprehend, here's a look at some of the words you're most likely to hear and see around Memorial Day. Continue reading...
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