These vocabulary words relate to both senses of the phrase smoke and mirrors: the magicians pulling a rabbit out of a hat and the hucksters selling a big load of baloney. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
Take a break from memorizing the first one hundred digits of pi (π) to brush up on these mathematical terms that appear frequently in other contexts, too. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
Sometimes — mayhaps many times — we need words to help us make fun of other words, not to mention the preening posers who use them, including ourselves. Continue reading...
In honor of this new movie and great character, here are some terms relating to T'Challa, a superhero who's literally comic book royalty. Continue reading...
Knowing the lingo of the Winter Olympic events brings a little more understanding and, we hope, a little more enjoyment to watching the games. Continue reading...
Whether you are a curmudgeon or just know one, let's all take a moment to acknowledge National Curmudgeons Day, January 29, with some terms I hope you won't pooh-pooh. Continue reading...
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National Opposite Day is January 25th. In the spirit of this wacky occasion, here are some words you'll love or loathe. Continue reading...
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