Hobbies & Passions

  1. Why The Turducken Is One Of The Best Word Plays Of All Time

    It’s Thanksgiving time, and while some folks will be piling their plates with turkey and mashed potatoes, we can’t pass on the opportunity to consider a dish named with one of the greatest portmanteaus of all time: the turducken. Let’s talk turducken A portmanteau is a blended word that’s made by putting together parts of other words—like motel, made from motor and hotel, or brunch, …

  2. Five Letter Word For Favorite New York Times Crossword Clues? Witty

    How much do we love the New York Times crossword puzzle? Let us count the ways … never mind, we can’t count that high. We can, however, count on it to continually challenge us with its sagacious clues and delight us when we discover the astute answers that fit just right. While each puzzle offers something unique, with aha moments aplenty, some of their clues …

  3. Master The Secrets Of Crosswordese

    Are you a cruciverbalist? A lover of crosswords? If you can immediately recite a long list of obscure words with an excessive amount of vowels, you’re probably an avid crossword solver. And, this set of vocabulary that is full of words more likely to fill in your morning puzzle rather than your everyday conversation is commonly known as crosswordese. Crosswordese words are used by puzzle …

  4. Common Themes Will Help You Solve Your Crossword

    What do good parties and crossword puzzles have in common? Besides being fun, most of them have themes . The difference, however, is that while a party’s theme is usually announced via the invitation, a crossword’s themes are up to you to figure out on your own. There are two types of themes when it comes to crossword puzzles—overarching themes that are unique to each …

  5. How To Answer That Foreign Language Clue In Your Crossword

    You’re plodding along, filling in the squares in your crossword puzzle like a champ, when you see something a bit foreign … literally. It could be a clue containing a non-English phrase or, perhaps, the answer requires knowledge about a far and distant land. In any case, it doesn’t seem to be in your vocabulary.   Unless you’re a polyglot or frequent globetrotter, such clues …

  6. Slam Poetry Is Helping People Work Through Their Pain

    by Taneesh Khera In this column, we travel the US exploring the minority languages, dialects, and people who call it home. Then, we step back to see what effects they might have on society at large. Today, the spotlight is on slam poetry. What is slam poetry? I figured I’d go to the Starry Plough in Berkeley, California to find out. Started in 1999, they …

  7. Bendy Redefines Eco-Fashion

    Products like the Bendy show that eco-fashion can be more than just an expensive ideal. Now, you can choose products that look and feel great while being kinder and gentler on the planet. Watch more to find out how.
  8. Remember These Fashion Fads (Or Were They Faux Pas)?

  9. Soccer Terms For When The World Cup Is The Only Thing On TV

  10. Our Favorite Viral Optical Illusions Explained

  11. Athleisure Explained

    Athleisure is one of many new words recently added to Dictionary.com. Simply put, athleisure is a style of clothing that’s worn as athletic apparel but is also suitable for casual, everyday wear. If this description means absolutely nothing to you, you’re not alone! The word is a recent addition to the English language, and one that even we needed some help describing. So, we asked film students from California College of the Arts to help us out. Here’s their take on athleisure.
  12. Exploring A Runner’s High And Other Myths