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- Who Are The Sioux & Why Are They Losing Their Language? October 14, 2019by Taneesh Khera In 2019, the United Nations is raising awareness about the alarming loss of many of the world’s languages through its International Year of Indigenous Languages. In honor of that initiative, we are shining the spotlight on the languages of the Sioux, and the growing movement to preserve and reinvigorate these rich but endangered tongues. Whe […]Taneesh Khera
- Your Lambent Wit Is A Perfect Fit For This Week’s Quiz! October 13, 2019October 7 – October 13, 2019 No tellurians were harmed in the making of this week’s Word of the Day Quiz. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite word from this week and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! The post Your Lambent Wit Is A Perfect Fit For This Week’s Quiz! appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Nick Koch
- These Words Originated From Native American Languages October 11, 2019The post These Words Originated From Native American Languages appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Alexa Lemoine
- How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Coffees? October 10, 2019Are you a coffee connoisseur? Test your java knowledge with this quiz about coffee types. Maybe you even know more than your favorite barista. The post How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Coffees? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- What Are The Words For The Biggest Numbers In Existence? October 10, 2019The post What Are The Words For The Biggest Numbers In Existence? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Minrose Straussman
- What Are The Differences Between “Nerds,” “Geeks,” And “Dorks”? October 8, 2019These names used to be roughly interchangeable when distinguishing the social outcasts from the in-crowd in school. Yet, those so-called social rejects were destined to rule the world in the form of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, et al. “The geek shall inherit the earth,” indeed. Oh yeah, and billions of dollars. There’s a lot of overlap in the mea […]Rachel Bradley
- How Do I Write Without Using The Most Common Words? October 8, 2019The post How Do I Write Without Using The Most Common Words? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Minrose Straussman
- What Is The Difference Between The Words “Immigration” and “Emigration”? October 8, 2019Sometimes you’ll see the terms being used interchangeably, but it’s important to understand what these words mean so you can use them correctly. Who are immigrants and what is immigration? An immigrant is “a person who has moved to another country, usually for permanent residence.” Immigration is “the act of immigrating, or the act of moving to another count […]Dictionary.com
- Are You Fond Of Foliaceous Fronds? Find Out With This Week’s Quiz! October 6, 2019September 30 – October 6, 2019 Skip the ho-hum emporium and stay home with this week’s Word of the Day Quiz. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite word from this week and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! The post Are You Fond Of Foliaceous Fronds? Find Out With This Week’s Quiz! appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com. […]Nick Koch
- Prost! 9 Festive Emoji For Oktoberfest October 4, 2019The post Prost! 9 Festive Emoji For Oktoberfest appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Minrose Straussman
- Who Are The Sioux & Why Are They Losing Their Language? October 14, 2019
- Mesa Verde National Park October 16, 2019Located in southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve prehistoric Native American cliff dwellings. It occupies a high tableland area of 52,085 acres (21,078 hectares) and contains hundreds of pueblo ruins up to 13 centuries old, spanning four archaeological periods. The largest and most striking of the multistoried ap […]
- Dorus Rijkers October 15, 2019Rijkers was a Dutch lifeboat captain and folk hero who became famous for his sea rescues of nearly 500 shipwrecked victims. His life-saving career began in 1872 while he was captain of his own boat. While at sea, he saved all 25 crew members of the ship Australia from drowning. He later joined a Dutch lifeboat society as a volunteer and saved hundreds of peo […]
- The Phonograph Cylinder October 14, 2019The first machine to reproduce recorded sound, the phonograph, was built by Thomas Edison in 1877. Edison's "records," as they were called, were first made of tin foil wrapped around cylinders. Since tin foil was not a practical recording medium for everyday use and commercial production, cylinders made of wax, and later plastic, were introduc […]
- Mesa Verde National Park October 16, 2019
- Marie Antoinette Guillotined (1793) October 16, 2019The daughter of Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, Marie Antoinette was the queen of France and wife of King Louis XVI. Her devotion to Austria, reputation for extravagance, and connection to scandals made her unpopular and helped to provoke the French Revolution. After the storming of the Tuileries palace, she and Louis wer […]
- Untitled October 15, 2019The Graf Zeppelin was a German, hydrogen-filled, passenger airship—the largest built up to that time. It inaugurated transatlantic flight service in 1928, making its first crossing in 111 hours. During its years of service, it completed 590 flights, including 64 to South America, two to the Middle East, and one around-the-world tour. It was retired from serv […]
- Theodore Roosevelt Shot in the Chest While Campaigning (1912) October 14, 2019During a bid for the presidency in 1912, Roosevelt was shot by saloonkeeper John Schrank. The bullet lodged in his chest after penetrating a steel eyeglass case and a folded copy of the 50-page speech he was carrying in his jacket, but he refused to go to the hospital until after he had delivered his scheduled speech. Doctors deemed it too dangerous to remov […]
- Marie Antoinette Guillotined (1793) October 16, 2019
- William Orville Douglas (1898) October 16, 2019Douglas, a US Supreme Court justice and author, practiced and taught law early in his career, before becoming a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1936. As SEC chairman, he engineered the reorganization of US stock exchanges, instituted measures aimed at protecting small investors, and began government regulation of the sale of securit […]
- Evangelista Torricelli (1608) October 15, 2019An Italian physicist and mathematician, Torricelli served as secretary to Galileo during the last three months of Galileo's life. Two years later, pursuing a suggestion by Galileo, he filled a glass tube with mercury and inverted the tube into a dish. He noted that some of the mercury did not flow out and that the space above the mercury was a vacuum. H […]
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890) October 14, 2019Eisenhower was the 34th president of the US. During WWII, he successfully commanded US forces in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. He was then appointed supreme commander of Allied forces and planned the Normandy Campaign and the war in Europe until the German surrender. After the war, both Democrats and Republicans courted him as a presidential candidate. […]
- William Orville Douglas (1898) October 16, 2019
- World Food Day October 16, 2019Proclaimed in 1979 by the conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Food Day is designed to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to promote cooperation in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. October 16 is the anniversary of the founding of the FAO in Rome, Italy, in 1945. Dis […]
- October Horse Sacrifice October 15, 2019In ancient Rome, a chariot race was held in the Field of Mars on October 15. After the race was over, the right-hand horse of the winning chariot was killed as a sacrifice to Mars. There was a fight between the inhabitants of two different quarters of the city to see who could seize the head and place it in a designated spot. As soon as the tail was cut off, […]
- Sukkot October 14, 2019In the Biblical account of their escape from Egypt, the Jews, led by Moses, wandered in the desert for 40 years. For much of the time they lived in huts, or sukkot, made of wooden frames covered with branches or hay. The festival of Sukkot commemorates this period in Jewish history. The traditional way of observing Sukkot is to build a sukkah and live in it […]
- World Food Day October 16, 2019
- bemoan October 16, 2019Definition: (verb) Regret strongly. Synonyms: bewail, deplore, lament. Usage: When he is under the depressing influence of the after-consequences, he bemoans his sufferings and his errors, and charges them both upon me. Discuss
- long-winded October 15, 2019Definition: (adjective) Using or containing too many words. Synonyms: verbose, wordy, tedious, windy. Usage: To say the politician's speech was long-winded would be to utter an understatement as unequaled as his pontification was protracted.
- choleric October 14, 2019Definition: (adjective) Quickly aroused to anger. Synonyms: hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered. Usage: Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.
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- Anna Sewell October 16, 2019Though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare, or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don't know. Discuss
- Miguel de Cervantes October 15, 2019There is no recollection which time does not put an end to, and no pain which death does not remove.
- Jane Austen October 14, 2019I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
- Anna Sewell October 16, 2019
- Can you spot a lie? October 10, 2019Rob and Sam talk about the telltale signs and teach you some vocabulary. Honestly.
- Are you good at complaining? October 3, 2019Sam and Rob hope you don't complain about the vocabulary they're going to teach you!
- Does your name start with the wrong letter? September 26, 2019Has the position of your surname in the alphabet affected your life? Neil & Sam discuss.
- Faking it: Computers that spot a real smile September 19, 2019We discuss if computers can recognise human emotions from the expressions on our face.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- Can you spot a lie? October 10, 2019