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The more research I did into the history of fulsome, the more confused I became. This slippery word has distinct, sometimes contradictory meanings.
The term “and/or” rapidly became known for producing more problems than it solved, especially in the legal realm. Can sign language save us?
And/or may not be beautiful, but it usually does the job. It seems we are stuck with it – but perhaps Boolean logical operators offer a solution.
Puritans frequently bestowed “grace names” as a way of encouraging children to strive for moral goodness.
A couple drinks tea at a restaurant overlooking the Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret, and Mir-i-arab Madrassa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, on Aug. 29, 2019. The minaret was built in 1127.
Did you know there’s a special word for a group of cats? Welcome to Part 2 in our series on the strange world of collective nouns.
Has anyone in all seriousness ever said, “Oh no, I’m right in the middle of a smack of jellyfish!”? Welcome to the strange world of collective nouns.
Etymologically speaking, an impeachment hinders or impedes an unlawful or suspicious statement or course of action.
What does U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise's hashtag #KangarooCourt – a nickname for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump – even mean?
There is little truly new under the sun; unprecedented should thus be an uncommon word. The fact that you often hear it means it’s being overused.
It takes a pricey education to understand classical tongues. That’s why Latin-based pleb and hoi polloi are choice barbs used by the “upper class.”
What does it mean when newspapers say Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament, and why did his actions set off a constitutional crisis?
There are plenty of words that can be used to poke fun at pretentiousness. Let’s take a look at the wonderful highfalutin, hoity-toity, and la-di-da!
We use many punctuation marks intuitively. Periods, for example, land at the end of sentences without any problem. But semicolons? Not so easy.
The semicolon can inspire strong emotions. Kurt Vonnegut said “All they do is show you’ve been to college,” and George Orwell detested them.
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