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- How Did These Regular Verbs Turn Irregular? January 23, 2020What's the difference between regular and irregular verbs? And why do regular verbs sometimes become "irregular" over time?The post How Did These Regular Verbs Turn Irregular? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- How Has Handwriting Changed Over Time? January 23, 2020The post How Has Handwriting Changed Over Time? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Minrose Straussman
- Wary vs. Weary: How To Tell Them Apart January 22, 2020Wary and weary are words that make us do a verbal double take. Have you ever started out saying “I was wary of the situation,” pause, and think: “Wait, or was I weary of the situation?” We have! There are several factors that contribute to the confusion between these two words. For one, both are adjectives often used to describe one’s feelings. For two, they […]Lauren Gordon
- How To Finally Start Writing That Book January 21, 2020They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so it should stand to reason that the journey toward writing a book would begin with a single word. However, for most writers, the path to writing a book begins long before the first word ever lands on paper and is a multi-step process that can leave them constantly wondering if they … The p […]Lauren Wellbank
- Words To Know When You’re Raising A Reader January 21, 2020The post Words To Know When You’re Raising A Reader appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Minrose Straussman
- Wise Up To The Difference Between “Knowledge” vs. “Wisdom” January 20, 2020Is it better to have wisdom or knowledge? Can you have one without the other? And which comes first? If you’ve ever searched for acumen into these two brainy terms, we’re here to help break them down. Wisdom and knowledge have quite a bit in common. Both words are primarily used as nouns that are related to learning. They’re listed as synonyms for one anoth […]Julie Ryan Evans
- Is There Such A Thing As A True Synonym? January 17, 2020A thesaurus is a handy catalog of synonyms full of exciting (astonishing, flashy, lively!) words we can use in our writing. While it’s tempting to grab an electrifying word and go when we look for a synonym, this practice presents some pitfalls. Every word in the English language has its own particular place, and it’s even possible to claim that there is no […]Dictionary.com
- Are You An Aquarius? These Words Are Calling Your Name January 17, 2020Just after the season of Capricorn comes to a close, the age of Aquarius is upon us. It usually runs from January 21–February 18. In addition to claiming one of the best songs about an astrological sign ever (“This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius …”), Aquarians are a special bunch. Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac. Common characteristics often […]Julie Ryan Evans
- Learn More About These Powerful Words From Martin Luther King Jr. January 16, 2020Every year since 1986, the United States has observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday in January. The national holiday honors a man who not only was an inspirational civil rights activist during the 1960s, but also one of the greatest orators of our time. King wrote five books during his lifetime, and at one point was estimated to deliver up t […]Lauren Wellbank
- Did You Know The Names Of These Unique Careers? January 16, 2020Remember when you were little and everyone kept asking, “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” Well, we found some of the most unique career names to help you decide.The post Did You Know The Names Of These Unique Careers? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- How Did These Regular Verbs Turn Irregular? January 23, 2020
- Thespis January 23, 2020Although almost nothing is known of his life or works, Greek tradition holds that Thespis was a poet often considered the "inventor of tragedy." According to Themistius, Aristotle said that tragedy in its earliest stage was entirely choral until Thespis introduced the prologue and speeches. Thespis, according to Themistius's account, was thus […]
- Birdsongs January 22, 2020Birds sing using the syrinx, the avian vocal organ. Singing is usually confined to males and is at its height during the breeding season, when it is used to attract a mate. Birdsongs are usually more complex and longer than birdcalls. There is evidence that songs are learned, while certain calls are inherited. A male chaffinch hatchling, for example, sings a […]
- The Domesday Book January 21, 2020The Domesday Book is a written record of a survey of English landowners and their property ordered by William the Conqueror in 1085. The most remarkable administrative feat of the Middle Ages, it now serves as the starting point for the history of most English towns and villages. Originally called "the description of England," the name Domesday Boo […]
- Thespis January 23, 2020
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986) January 23, 2020The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to archiving the history of rock music. It was created in 1983 but did not have a home until 1995, when it opened its Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, after civic leaders pledged $65 million in public money to fund its construction. The first group of inductees included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Pres […]
- The January Uprising Begins (1863) January 22, 2020The January Uprising began as a spontaneous rebellion of young Poles in Russian Poland against conscription into the Imperial Russian Army. They were soon joined by Lithuanians living in the territory, but they were severely outnumbered and isolated, and they failed to win any major victories or capture any major cities. The Russians crushed the uprising and […]
- Louis XVI of France Is Guillotined (1793) January 21, 2020Louis XVI was the king of France during the complex sociopolitical conflict that culminated in the French Revolution, but he was shy, dull, and corpulent and lacked the leadership skills necessary for the job. During the revolution, he was caught attempting to flee the Tuileries palace in disguise, and when proof of his counterrevolutionary actions emerged, […]
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986) January 23, 2020
- Ernie Kovacs (1919) January 23, 2020Kovacs was an American comedian. He turned to television after studying acting and writing, and he did much of the performing, writing, and producing for his three series—Time for Ernie, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and Kovacs Unlimited. He utilized the television format imaginatively, employing sight gags and zany improvisations, and showed off his wacky personal […]
- Johan August Strindberg (1849) January 22, 2020Strindberg was a master of the Swedish language and an innovator of dramatic and literary styles. He achieved renown with the novel The Red Room, in which he satirized hypocrisy in Swedish life. It helped initiate Swedish realism and revealed his remarkable style, which he developed in an impressive assortment of novels, plays, stories, histories, and poems. […]
- John Bodkin Adams (1899) January 21, 2020Adams was an Irish-born British physician suspected of having been a serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients, many of them elderly, died under suspicious circumstances—most leaving him money or items in their wills. He was tried for the murder of one patient but was acquitted. He was later convicted of other crimes, but never murd […]
- Ernie Kovacs (1919) January 23, 2020
- San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day January 23, 2020These late-January festivities mark a highlight in the ceremonial year at San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico. January 23 is the pueblo's feast day, celebrated with a special church service and dances, such as the Buffalo, Comanche, and Deer dances. The dances are a way of paying respect and giving thanks for the animals on which people depen […]
- Australian Open Tennis January 22, 2020The Australian Open is the year's first event in the Grand Slam of tennis. It is played on synthetic hard courts in Melbourne, Australia, and known officially as the Australian Championships. The championship for men began in 1905, and the women's championship in 1922. The matches became an "open" (to both amateurs and professionals) in 1 […]
- North American International Auto Show January 21, 2020The North American International Auto Show is an automobile exhibition held each year in Detroit, Michigan, known as the Motor City. In addition to presenting cars that will be available to consumers in the upcoming model year, each year dozens of concept vehicles are unveiled during the show. The show runs annually during the final two weeks in January, wit […]
- San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day January 23, 2020
- enlace January 23, 2020Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together. Synonyms: intertwine. Usage: Thanks to her naval training, Megan was able to enlace the threads and form a complicated knot, securing the lumber safely to the roof of my truck. Discuss
- dupery January 22, 2020Definition: (noun) Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage. Synonyms: hoax, put-on, humbug, fraudulence. Usage: Even the most intelligent among us may be tempted by the dupery of Internet con artists if we are not careful.
- embonpoint January 21, 2020Definition: (noun) The bodily property of being well rounded. Synonyms: plumpness, roundness. Usage: He had the lavish embonpoint of a pig.
- enlace January 23, 2020
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- Jonathan Swift January 23, 2020Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of. Discuss
- Edwin Abbott January 22, 2020Few are the hearts whose happy lot it is at once to recognize in each other's voices the partner intended for them by Providence.
- W. Somerset Maugham January 21, 2020When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
- Jonathan Swift January 23, 2020
- What's inspiring women to get involved in politics? January 23, 2020Sam and Georgina discuss the engagement of women in politics and teach you vocabulary.
- Could you give up booze for a month? January 16, 2020Sam and Rob discuss the challenge of cutting down on alcohol and teach you vocabulary.
- The decline of the apostrophe January 9, 2020We discuss this punctuation mark and teach you some vocabulary along the way.
- Fake or real: What’s the best tree to have at Christmas? December 26, 2019What's the carbon footprint of your Christmas tree? We discuss which trees are best.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- What's inspiring women to get involved in politics? January 23, 2020