The 2016 Democratic National Convention was a stark contrast to the Republican Convention the week before. Here is an exploration of some of the more playful and interesting word choices. Continue reading...
National party conventions are really about two things: painting the candidate you are supporting in the best possible light, and engaging in attacks on the opposition. Continue reading...
The fourth of July holiday is approaching fast and besides fireworks and barbecues, one way to celebrate is to take another look at the language of the document we honor on that day: The Declaration of Independence. Continue reading...
When a graduating class sits down to listen to its graduation speaker, graduates are looking for more than everyday advice. After all, the speaker is very accomplished in their field, possibly famous, and they've been out in the real world and conquered it. What the audience is looking for, and what the speaker is trying to deliver, is a few nuggets of wisdom that will break through the noise of the the day and stay with the graduate forever. Learn this list of sixteen words that help advance the three common themes that emerged among the graduation speeches of 2016: freedom, success and failure. Continue reading...
Beyoncé's Lemonade was introduced to the nation as a "visual album," a series of videos for the songs connected by images backed by Beyoncé speaking phrases which echo the concerns of the lyrics. Beyoncé's choice of words in these spoken passages is just as interesting as those she chooses for her lyrics, and they tell us a great deal about what Lemonade is about. Continue reading...
Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Ha-Shoah, is observed on May 5, 2016. This day commemorates the destruction of millions of lives in the German death camps in Europe during World War II. Vocabulary.com has produced lists inspired by both fictional and non-fictional accounts of these events by people who perished and those who survived. Continue reading...
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, now is the time to brush up on words to impress your sweetheart, or simply boost your vocab with some love-related words. Continue reading...
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