Tag Archives: interest-history

  1. Nazi vs. Fascist: Is There Really A Difference?

    Fascist and Nazi: these two words loom large in the history books and in heated conversations about politics—conversations that have far outlasted the regimes that originally embraced them. For many of us, the words fascist and Nazi bring to mind the worst dictators and crimes against humanity. But as these ideologies make the news in 2020, used especially in the context of a growing concern about …

  2. What Are 7 Words To Describe The Silent Generation?

    The Silent Generation is the generation born between 1925–1945. Here are the words they think describe their generation.
  3. Why Do “Left” And “Right” Mean Liberal And Conservative?

    In election years, the words left and right more often bring to mind the political spectrum than they do directions in space. But, how did liberal politics become associated with the word left, anyways? And why are conservatives labelled as right? You know how we always warn you to be skeptical of origin stories that sound too good to be true? Well, the history of …

  4. Which Overachiever Is August Named For?

    If you’re in Europe, it’s likely you’re taking an extended holiday during the month of August. If you’re anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, you might just be trying to stay cool. August, a word that means “inspiring reverence or admiration,” is the name of the eighth month of the year in our Gregorian calendar. It’s the sixth month of the ancient Roman calendar used by the Roman kingdom …

  5. Famous Last Words And The People Who Spoke Them

  6. These Wacky Words Originated In The USA

  7. How The Month Of July Got Its Name

    The month of July, unlike June, is named for a mortal, albeit one who devised and ruled an empire. Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, and historian who conquered Gaul (what is now part of Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands), changed the structure of the Roman government into a dictatorship, was assassinated in legendary fashion, and most importantly for our purposes, helped make the calendar what it is today. …

  8. It’s Past Time We All Learned About Black Wall Street And The Tulsa Massacre

    by Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. Millions of people in the US and around the world were first introduced to Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre during the debut episode of the HBO TV series Watchmen in October 2019. But many others only learned about these important, and sadly forgotten, parts of American history after President Donald Trump was widely rebuked for insensitively scheduling his …

  9. The Scary History Behind The Word “Nightmare”

    It's dark. You're alone. Was that a footstep? Did something just brush up against you? You fight to get up, but you're stuck ... right on top of you is a horrifying nightmare. Sorry, did you say a nightmare was on top of me?
  10. “Lethologica” vs. “Lethonomia”: What Do These Terms Mean And How Are They Different?

    The word was there a second ago. You were just about to say it. And then poof, it was gone, like a gnat buzzing just out of your reach when you’re about to smack it mid-air. So what the heck is going on. Is there a word to describe what you meant to say when you just can’t remember that word? Well, yes! It was …