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  1. Share The Knowledge From These Banned Books

  2. Last Month In Pop Language: “I Like It” And Other July #1s

    by Molly Rosen MarrinerIt’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? Film: Ant-Man and the Wasp Ant-Man …

  3. No Flubdub Here—Only Facts In This Word Of The Day Quiz!

    This week’s Word of the Day Quiz is pure cynosure! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos. Not sure what some of the definitions of these words mean? We found some items (linked below) to help give a little more context … adultescent cynosure flubdub antemeridian  pasquinade ferly lateritious …

  4. good vibes

    Good vibes is a slang phrase for the positive feelings given off by a person, place, or situation.
  5. The Dictionary Is Political: The Complication With Collusion

    by Kory Stamper published May 22, 2018When we use dictionaries, we think that we are getting a pure view of language, one uncluttered by spin, by misuse, by shifting context. But, lexicographers like me will tell you that language is context. Every meaning in a dictionary is written based on the contextual uses of a word—and context, like people, can get confusing and messy. In …

  6. Don’t Take This Word Of The Day Quiz Sub Rosa!

    Tempus fugit when you’re taking the Word of the Day Quiz! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos. Not sure what some of the definitions of these words mean? We found some items (linked below) to help give a little more context … lollapalooza tempus fugit bezonian paraph (see that …

  7. These Running Quotes Will Give You Motivation For One More Mile

  8. Pyramid Head

    Pyramid Head

    Pyramid Head is a fictional monster, who wears a triangular helmet and wields a giant knife, from the video game and film series Silent Hill.
  9. Pog

    Pogs

    '90s kids will remember Pogs as those collectible cardboard bottle caps kids played with during recess back in the day. Both the disks themselves and the game as a whole are called Pogs. Related words: Beanie…
  10. If Aliens Watched Our Media, They’d Describe Us With These Words