This inescapable (literally) fact that we're all spending a lot of time at home these days got us thinking about words for house and home. Many of those words — such as domestic, domicile, and domain — share a common root with a long and interesting history. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
March 18 is National Awkward Moments Day. In honor of the occasion, embrace your embarrassing side and these new words. Continue reading...
Are you mulling over how to celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22? In honor of the occasion, here are some thought-provoking words. Continue reading...
January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day. While these penguin-related words are perhaps not as adorable as the waddling aquatic creatures they describe, they're just as interesting, and you're much more likely to come across them in your daily life. Unless you live in Antarctica, of course. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
September was a record-setting month in the Vocabulary Bowl. Find out which schools out themselves in poll position during the last month of preseason play. Continue reading...
If you think guitars and drums and pianos are all there is to the world of musical instruments, you're missing out on a wealth of incredible sounds — not to mention some pretty interesting vocabulary. Continue reading...
Selfies haven't been around that long, but the way some people love to love themselves is as old as the ancient Greek myth about poor old Narcissus. June 21 is National Selfie Day, so it's a fine time to look at words related to this modern form of self-absorption. Continue reading...
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