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Lee's General Order No. 9, an address to his troops one day after the surrender that effectively ended The Civil War, contains vocabulary that conveys just how long and bitter the battle had been, and communicates both Lee's gratitude and uncertainty. 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...
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...
Whether you're a newcomer to March Madness and the game of roundball or a rabid fan, here's some info on key terms. Because you never want to be that person who refers to a basketball as "the old leather pumpkin." Continue reading...
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Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with one of the gifts the Irish gave us which we enjoy all year round — the gift of words. Continue reading...
The Academy Awards are a cornucopia of couture, celebrities and cinema! Whether you're writing a screenplay or a ransom note, your vocabulary can be blockbuster stuff. Here's a list of terms you're most likely to hear on Oscar night. Continue reading...
Presidents' Day allows us to put politics aside for awhile and celebrate the personalities that held the highest office in the land. There is perhaps no greater reflection of those personalities that the words they are credited with introducing or making popular. Continue reading...
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