In honor of National Inventor's Day, here's our salute to the ingenious vocabulary of new ideas. Continue reading...
National Hat Day is this month. Here's a collection of fashionable, practical, and unusual words for hats, hoods, and other headgear. Continue reading...
We're at about the darkest time of the year, so why not brighten things up with the lexicon of light? Continue reading...
If you can't say anything nice (or know someone who fits that description), read this column! The lexicon of beastliness is as sweet as the boors themselves are bitter. Continue reading...
In the American West, wildfires have become both more frequent and more destructive. With this ominous shift has come a new vocabulary for describing fire and its outcome – and new attention to some of the oldest words in our language. Continue reading...
You're familiar with canine and feline, but there's a marvelous menagerie of animal adjectives (Anserine! Piscine! Vulpine!) that we don't want to wind up on the endangered vocab list and disappear forever. So do your part: learn them and use them, either literally or metaphorically. Continue reading...
These days we need all the levity, lunar or otherwise, that we can get. This lexical lunacy is a flimsy excuse for me to write about my favorite type of word: the reduplication. From ack-ack to zip-zap, reduplicative words are silly, childish, catchy, animalistic, nonsensical, and awesome. Continue reading...
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