Posted on 11/30/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Cambridge Dictionary asked the world to choose which new word best sums up 2018, and the people have spoken ... ......

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Posted on 11/28/2018 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest word of the year, as chosen by Dictionary.com, is “misinformation.” This gloomy choice keeps with...

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Posted on 11/15/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We can tell the end of the year is approaching, not because the days are short and the temperatures are low, but because...

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Posted on 11/07/2018 at 09:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Collins Dictionary has chosen “single-use” as its word of the year. (At least it has for the United Stat...

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Posted on 10/30/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is Talk Like Jane Austen Day, which marks the anniversary of the first novel she published, Sense and Sensibility....

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Posted on 11/03/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Wish you could recapture the zeitgeist of a particular year? It can be as simple as playing with Merriam-Webster’s...

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Posted on 10/16/2018 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is also perhaps the nerdiest of all holidays: National Dictionary Day. It marks the birth of Noah Webster —...

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Posted on 10/06/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Something to consider at your next game night (this evening, maybe?): New words have been added to the official Scrabble...

Posted on 09/24/2018 at 03:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We all know English borrowed heavily from a variety of other European languages, but chances are that you might not have...

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Posted on 09/21/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 25: Public K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada are also eligible for free access, in addition to Briti...