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...
Annoyed by this greeting-card holiday? Regardless of your romantic status this Valentine's Day, we've got a word list for you! One for the over-sweet side of this greeting-card holiday, and one for the under-attached among us. Remember, being alone and/or cynical doesn't mean you have to have a weak vocabulary. Continue reading...
Some Super Bowls are a thrill to watch. Others, not so much. In a lopsided game, the play-by-play analysis and colorful commentary during the broadcast might even be more entertaining than the football. Here's a closer look at the language of a Super Bowl blowout. Continue reading...
Donald J. Trump, newly elected President, delivered a speech in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 to celebrate his victory and thank his supporters. In contrast to much of his campaign rhetoric, these remarks sought to reach out to former adversaries and heal old wounds. Comparing the poetic language of Barack Obama's 2012 victory speech with the comparatively plain-spoken language of President-elect Trump's address gives us a window into two very different ways to accomplish many of the same goals. Continue reading...
The final Presidential Debate of this campaign season took place on October 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading...
The town hall format, combined with the explosive nature of the revelations on the campaign trail over this last week, promised a wild evening, and the event did not disappoint. Continue reading...
The first and only vice-presidential debate was held on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, Donald Trump's running mate, and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's choice for number two on the ticket, exchanged ideas and sometimes insults. Continue reading...
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