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Wednesday Winner: Dendrochronology http://ow.ly/2WrDiX
Today's Word of the Day was chosen by Richard K. from New York. Dendrochronology means "the science dealing with the study of the annual rings of trees in
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Wednesday Winner: Beamish http://ow.ly/2W8Vab
Today's Word of the Day was chosen by Danny S. from Hasting, New Zealand. Beamish means "bright, cheerful, and optimistic." Submit your favorite
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Word Trends: Fracas, Clishmaclaver, Crass http://ow.ly/2VW8GY
Some words, such as affect, metaphor, and irony, hold relatively steady in lookups at Dictionary.com, regardless of what’s happening in pop culture, politics,
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Bring vs. Take http://ow.ly/2VsPAY
Do you bring food to a party, or do you take food to a party? The terms bring and take are often confused, and for good reason. Both words describe the movement
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You Didn’t Invent That: Jane Austen and Baseball http://ow.ly/2VrfqZ
A good rule of thumb when informed that a word has a particularly interesting origin, or that a famous person was the first one to use it, is to assume that
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Wednesday Winner: Pickwickian http://ow.ly/2V8rRb
Today's Word of the Day was chosen by Cathy H. from Waterford, MI. Pickwickian means "meant or understood in a sense different from the apparent or usual
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The Origin of the Phrase “Cinderella Story” http://ow.ly/2WfF4z
Disney’s new live-action Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is the latest of countless adaptations of this cherished fairy tale. The Cinderella that
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Is It “Piqued My Interest” or “Peaked My Interest”? http://ow.ly/2W5NnN
The word set we’re examining today can send even experienced writers into a spiral of uncertainty when it comes to word choice, particularly in the context of
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Wednesday Winner: Momism http://ow.ly/2VPCOW
Today's Word of the Day was chosen by Diana S. from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the
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Wednesday Winner: Sastruga http://ow.ly/2Vs1uA
Today's Word of the Day was chosen by William G. from Moberly, MO. Sastruga means "ridges of snow formed on a snowfield by the action of the wind." Submit
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Farther vs. Further http://ow.ly/2Va675
Do you use farther and further interchangeably? You're not alone. These two terms have very similar meanings and English speakers have been using them
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You Didn’t Invent That: F. Scott Fitzgerald and “Jazz Age” http://ow.ly/2V7mhJ
F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely viewed as having been the inventor of the term jazz age. Numerous books, academic and otherwise, have proclaimed that Fitzgerald
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