a major geologic discontinuity or suture marking the juncture of lithospheric plates that have been joined by plate tectonics.
Wild Weather Words You Need To KnowPeople talk about the weather all the time. And so, we present this list of weather words we think you need to know to join the conversation.
What Do “Numpire” and “Ewt” Have in Common?These funny-looking words may not be recognizable, but they were the ancestors of our modern-day umpire and newt. So, how did they evolve into their current forms? Because of the pesky letter n, the indefinite article a/an, and the fact that a bunch of English-speakers hundreds of years ago had hearing problems. The bouncing n and rebracketing Words like numpire and ewt underwent a process we’re playfully calling the …
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