There's so much more to New Year's than auld lang syne and a toast at midnight, so start anew by learning some of the more unusual customs and words associated with this holiday. Continue reading...
Words won't keep you warm in the winter, and they won't shovel your driveway. But they will improve the quality of your complaints about the winter. At least that's something. Continue reading...
The recent discovery of Octlantis, an undersea community of octopuses just off the eastern coast of Australia, is a reminder of how a novel blend can perfectly name a new phenomenon, no matter how wild or multi-tentacled. Continue reading...
Which is correct, stuffing or dressing? Why is it called a cornucopia, anyway? Where did we get the word pumpkin? Fascinate your family and friends on Turkey Day with the answers to these and other vexing vocabulary questions. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
Fortunately, it doesn't take radiation or a distant home planet to learn new words. We're all capable of donning the mantle of Word Person. Continue reading...
There's some pretty terrific vocabulary associated with bleak situations. So grab a gherkin and savor these words related to pickles, muddles, and other forms of trouble. Continue reading...
Words like hallow and eldritch aren't as catchy as "trick or treat," but they are part of the colorful history of this popular holiday. Better to learn them now than later: don't take a chance of being haunted by the apparition of a weak vocabulary. Continue reading...
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