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Tittle: The Dot On The Letter i

A tittle, meaning “a very small part”  refers to a small stroke or point in writing or printing. In Latin this applied to any accent...

Nudiustertian: The Day Before Yesterday

Many languages have specific words for “the day before yesterday”. The Portuguese call it anteontem, in Spanish, it’s anteayer, in German, vorgestern.  The English language however, is...

Rhymes With Orange: Un-Rhyme-Able Words

In their most common words rhyme if they end in identically or nearly identically sounding syllables, and match in stress. If a word has...

Wabi-Sabi: Beauty in Imperfection

Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a Japanese concept based on the acceptance of transience.  Derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, it is sometimes described as...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Defined

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a song written by the Sherman Brothers, and performed by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins. Mostly double-talk, the roots of the word can...

The Word “Set” Has 464 Possible Definitions

The English word that has the most definitions is “Set” which has 464 meanings in the Oxford English Dictionary. The word”Run” is a distant second,...

Symbols: Swastika

The swastika has an extensive history. It was used at least 5,000 years before Adolf Hitler designed the Nazi flag. The word swastika comes from the...

Longest Place Name: Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu

Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu is the Māori name for a hill, 305 metres (1,001 ft) high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The word...