American engineer and inventor who developed the first useful submarine and torpedo (1800) and produced the first practical steamboat (1807).
What’s The Difference Between Baloney And Bologna?
Thinly dressed with yellow mustard and slapped between two slices of white bread, bologna is found in the lunchboxes of many American youth. But, what does the cold cut have to do with baloney, a slang word that implies nonsense? The bologna sausage is traditionally made from the “odds and ends” of chicken, turkey, beef, or pork. It is similar to the Italian mortadella, which …
Wednesday Winner: Birling
Today’s Word of the Day was chosen by Robert B. from St. Catharines, Canada. Birling means “a game played by lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance longest on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! My inner child is now at peace, knowing what the …
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