Word of the Week

Check in every Monday to learn about the newest word of the week.

First Word: Grammar!
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“He’s all talk,” we say, when we want to criticize someone who says a lot but never backs it up with action. “Talk is cheap,” we say, when we want to…
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In old days, when Hollywood directors wanted to portray a marriage, they turned to the high-church Anglican language and form, so that the priest would…
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“The WORLD is too much with us,” says the poet Wordsworth, “late and soon, / Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” I don’t know whether young…
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Word of the Week: WORK On the seventh day, says the sacred author, God rested from all the WORKS he had wrought, and therefore he blessed that day, and…
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I hated SCHOOL when I was a boy, even though from grades three through eight I didn’t have to ride a SCHOOL bus, and at least I wasn’t sent to the…
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For us who live far from the equator, it’s natural to look upon SUMMER as the height of life. SPRING is still too young, and though it bears much…
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It’s a fine thing to consider that words that seem to mean exactly the same thing do not really do so, because the shades are different, or one is more…
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I don’t find the word, Dad, in English literature before 1600. The earliest use I’m aware of, in literature, appears in Tourneur’s The Atheist’s…
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First Word: Grammar!
9
Word of the Week
12
8
“He’s all talk,” we say, when we want to criticize someone who says a lot but never backs it up with action. “Talk is cheap,” we say, when we want to…
8
In old days, when Hollywood directors wanted to portray a marriage, they turned to the high-church Anglican language and form, so that the priest would…
22
6
“The WORLD is too much with us,” says the poet Wordsworth, “late and soon, / Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” I don’t know whether young…
14
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Word of the Week: WORK On the seventh day, says the sacred author, God rested from all the WORKS he had wrought, and therefore he blessed that day, and…
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