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    Talk Like a Pirate Day: Free pirate dictionary, translator, and glossary
    It’s international Talk Like a Pirate Day, and even the most landlocked dwellers can join in the fun with these free pirate dictionaries, translators, and glossaries. While there are a few basic words many people are familiar with (ahoy,...
  • What does “Atheism” mean?
    What does “Atheism” mean?
    One of the great oddities with regards to issues pertaining to Atheism is the ongoing debates about the definition of the term “Atheism” (and thus, “Atheist” as well).Often, individual Atheists will concoct their own...
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    Merriam-Webster looks to the internet for its weirdest dictionary update yet
    Perhaps the most wonderful thing about the English language is how malleable, how adaptive it is. It's a rare form of linguistic expression that's not utterly dependant on inflexible rules and cases and all that mumbo jumbo. English...
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    Christian Church/Church of Christ Dictionary: ‘C' is for 'Christ'
    There is no church without "Christ." But what is the definition of this word?The New Testament portion of The Bible was written in Greek and the Greek word "christos" is frequently attached to Jesus. "Christos" or the...
  • Floursihing
    Flourishing
    I love words. I love to read words. I love to understand their meanings. Ralph Keyes, writer for The American Scholar magazine refers to himself as a “wordy.” You can call me a “wordy.” http://www.npr.org/2014/01/29...
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    'Twerk' and 'selfie' added to dictionary: Thank Miley Cyrus twerking on VMAs?
    The work "twerk" was just added to Oxford Dictionaries Online Wednesday, just as Miley Cyrus caused an uproar at the VMAs Sunday night with her raunchy twerking performance of "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke. But MTV, who put...
  • Abbreviations dominate new Oxford dictionary words
    Abbreviations dominate new Oxford Dictionary Online words
    The English language is very fluid. So much so that the Oxford Dictionary Online has added several words that were already words, just shorter.Quartz listed the newest slang on Wednesday that has become officially part of human speech.Most of the ...
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    Former "Atlanta Housewife," Kim Zolciak, Still Smokes While Pregnant
    Kim Zolciak, former Real Housewife of Atlanta and now star in her own series on Bravo “Don’t Be Tardy,” is pregnant with her fifth child with husband Kroy Brierman, an NFL player.Zolciak, 35,was recently seen smoking after the...
  • Webster's Dictionary
    Visual dictionaries add depth to meanings
    Today is National Dictionary Day, in honor of the 1758 birthday of Noah Webster, author of the first American Dictionary of the English Language. Since Webster's first published dictionary in the 1800s, technology has made it possible for...
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    National Dictionary Day: Look it up!
    As far as holidays go, October 16is a b-i-g-g-y. Not only is it National Feral Cat Day,National Liqueur Day, World Food Day and National Boss Day, Oct. 16 also commemorates a very special birthday. In a word, it'sNational Dictionary Day.Noah...
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary adds 100 words; 'f-bomb', 'sexting' among new words
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary adds 100 words; 'f-bomb', 'sexting' among new words
    Have you ever dropped an “f-bomb”? Have you read about the latest craze called “sexting”? When was the last time you had a “aha moment”? If you’re wondering why we’re asking you these questions it...
  • A Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is displayed in a bookstore November 10, 2003 in Niles, Illinois.
    Merriam-Webster dictionary releases new word list for 2012, includes F-bomb
    On August 14, 2012, Merriam-Webster released the new word list for the 2012 edition of the popular Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Included in the list of words are F-bomb, sexting, and bucket list. The new words are a far cry from...
  • Dr. Samuel Johnson
    The first English dictionary: Rules, references, and comedy
    Believe it or not, last month was the 257th anniversary of "A Dictionary of the English Language." Written by Dr. Samuel Johnson, the book was the first English dictionary ever to grace the shelves of schools, shops, and homes since the...
  • Fruits and Vegetables
    Use the Epicurious Food Dictionary to search thousands of food terms
    Use the Epicurious Food Dictionary to find information about 4,000 food terms.“Know saté from sauté, semifreddo from spoom? Search our dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms and you'll never have to eat your words”The two example...
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    The Top Ten Words of 2011 according to Merriam-Webster's dictionary
    Once again this year, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is naming the ‘Word of the Year.’ Each year, the publisher releases information regarding the top ten words that were searched or looked up the most on its Internet sites,...