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...
January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day. While these penguin-related words are perhaps not as adorable as the waddling aquatic creatures they describe, they're just as interesting, and you're much more likely to come across them in your daily life. Unless you live in Antarctica, of course. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Word Origins
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...
Learn the origins of these common portmanteaus, which are what you get when you chop off parts of other words and put the remains together to form a new word. And while these creative compounds aren't as frightening as Frankenstein's monster, you can still see the stitching. 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...
Selfies haven't been around that long, but the way some people love to love themselves is as old as the ancient Greek myth about poor old Narcissus. June 21 is National Selfie Day, so it's a fine time to look at words related to this modern form of self-absorption. 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...
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