[ pər-kĭn′jēz, pur′kĭn-yĕz ]
Shadows of the retinal vessels, seen as dark lines on a reddish field when a light enters the eye through the sclera in a dark room.
What’s The #’s Real Name?How do we currently use the # symbol? On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you tag your friends with the @ symbol and you tag topics with the #. If you see something that says “#WordoftheDay,” the tweet or post has something to do with Word of the Day. And, once you click on that marked topic, you’ll likely see all public posts about it. It’s a …
Last Month in Pop Language: “This Is America” And Other May #1’sby Molly Rosen Marriner It's another installment of Last Month in Pop Language, a column where the most popular (statistically) song, book, and film of the month will have their words analyzed in hopes of drawing a conclusion about language’s current usage—and future. At the end of each monthly column, we’ll draw a conclusion: Was last month’s pop language masterly, malevolent, or merely meh?
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