With a new Star Trek TV show debuting soon — Star Trek: Discovery — this is a good time to look at some Star Trek lingo, which involves other science fiction mythologies, actual science, and, to a large extent, the navy. Beam these words up to your vocabulary, stat. Continue reading...
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Sure, the infamous pirates of the past have earned their reputation as murderous thieves. But the modern image of the swashbuckler is often more goofy than grim. Take for instance Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is vocabulary booty. There's so much more to pirate parlance than "matey" and "ahoy!" Continue reading...
For many, Labor Day and its three-day holiday weekend signals the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But Labor Day is also a time to recognize those who toil and slog through their jobs. Here are some vocabulary words inspired by hard work. Continue reading...
For athleticism and drama, it doesn't get much better than tennis. So in honor of the U.S. Open—one of the four major tennis tournaments—let's look at some tennis words, which won't help your stroke but will boost your vocabulary. Continue reading...
It's summertime, time to head to the beach and to complain about the high temperatures we couldn't wait for back in February when it was 15 degrees outside. Fortunately, there are plenty of words to use when griping about heat beyond hot. Continue reading...
Even if a new Spider-Man movie keeps coming more often than Leap Year, the lingo of Spider-Man is eternal and unique. Enjoy these words inspired by the "web-headed menace." Continue reading...
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The 4th of July Songbook

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There's something about singing along to a You're a Grand Old Flag with a huge group of people — whether at an outdoor concert or even with a televised crowd — that stirs patriotism. Consider what the words mean as you enjoy this time-honored tradition. Continue reading...
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