Let's isolate the word quarantine and learn what separates it from the crowd. Continue reading...
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
The backstory of the term novel, as in novel coronavirus, is a fascinating etymological tale that actually involves another pandemic — one that happened 700 years ago. Continue reading...
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
Did you know that the first Friday the 13th of the calendar year is also National Blame Someone Else Day? Here's a look at some words that point the finger, lay the blame, and go tsk-tsk. Continue reading...
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