Are you mulling over how to celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22? In honor of the occasion, here are some thought-provoking words. Continue reading...
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...
Is Dreyer's English "utterly correct"? Of course not, as the author would be the first to acknowledge. But it's compulsively readable, thoroughly helpful, and delightfully funny. For anyone who cares about writing well, it's an utterly essential addition to your shelf of most-reached-for reference books. Continue reading...
In honor of National Inventor's Day, here's our salute to the ingenious vocabulary of new ideas. 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...
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...
These chaos-describing words have, for the most part, a violent pedigree. Today's "ruckus" was likely a deadly event in the days of yore. We dive into a disorderly group of words that are appropriate for discussing both petty and primordial pandemonium. Continue reading...
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