It’s not often you hear someone say that dog won’t hunt and have it refer to something other than actual hunting. The idiom refers to suggesting losing propositions for serious consideration. 469 more words
Cookie Monster is carefully selecting his favorite shaped cookie. Do you think he likes triangle cookies or square cookies or rectangle cookies or circle cookies? Trick question: Cookie Monster loves cookies of all shapes and sizes!
Every year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Paul and I listen to his words and remember his incredible legacy of peace and justice. The other day on NPR I heard about a new recording of an MLK, Jr. 100 more words
The 126-year-old American Dialect Society (ADS) was one of the first organizations to reflect on 12 months of language use and pronounce some word or phrase the most important of the year. 704 more words
Even though 2015 has only just started, I think that we might already have the word of the year. Following the horrifying events in Paris, the hashtag #jesuischarlie has taken off globally. 372 more words
In the post to which this post provides an addendum, I reported that the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) had selected “selfie” as the word of the year for 2013, with “twerk” running a close second. 489 more words