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...
If you think guitars and drums and pianos are all there is to the world of musical instruments, you're missing out on a wealth of incredible sounds — not to mention some pretty interesting vocabulary. Continue reading...
The latest holiday no one gets off from work is National Fragrance Day — March 21. In the spirit of the smelliest of holidays, take a whiff of these odor-related words. 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...
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