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Whether you are a curmudgeon or just know one, let's all take a moment to acknowledge National Curmudgeons Day, January 29, with some terms I hope you won't pooh-pooh. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
National Opposite Day is January 25th. In the spirit of this wacky occasion, here are some words you'll love or loathe. 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...
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Here's an alternative to the retail frenzy: accumulate some new words. They don't take up any space, and they're free! 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...
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