1. Bedizen: Visual Word of the Day

    Fancy dress has changed a lot over time, but this word hasn’t stopped being fun to use. Bedizen entered the English language in the 17th century and is an obsolete term with a complex etymology. It’s a derivative of the even more uncommon verb dizen, which related to the spinning of flax to make clothing.

  2. These are the words that defined 2017

    As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on the words that impacted all of us, for better or for worse. American leadership made bold communication choices in 2017: Fury replaced diplomacy. Accusations of collusion distracted from the truth. Covfefe gave us some much needed comic relief in an era of Presidency by Tweet. (No, we’re not adding it to the dictionary…at least not yet.) …

  3. Abubble: Visual Word of the Day

    As fun as it is to say, it’s even better to experience.

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    Mishpocha: Visual Word of the Day

    Here’s to celebrating the holidays with your mishpocha.

  5. Dundrearies: Visual Word of the Day

    Bringing dundrearies back.

  6. Betterment | Video

    Mark is an artist. Mark practices for the betterment of his art. Mark is driven. Be like Mark.

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    Cockcrow: Visual Word of the Day

    Don’t be a Rodney. Let people sleep past cockcrow.

  8. Snowflake: From Winter Wonderland to Petty Insult

    Every snowflake is unique. Reclaim the snow. Snowflake is one of the words that has taken a jump from normal noun to pointed insult. When used as an insult, it means that someone is easily offended and has a hard time accepting anything outside of their comfort zone. It’s often used against younger people (generally, those of the millennial generation) and left-leaning people.

  9. Video: Advice vs. Advise

    When to use advice and advise Advise is a verb meaning “to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following.” Advice is a noun meaning “an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.” The -ice ending of advice is pronounced like “ice,” while the -ise ending of advise is pronounced like the “-ize” in realize.

  10. Pennyworth: Visual Word of the Day

    Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t buy…especially when there’s a great pennyworth!

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