In love and friendship, the most important people in our lives will forgive us our foibles. But in war, a foible is a dangerous thing that can lead to death or worse if your swordplay isn’t up to snuff. Stop on by T for Translation for today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, where we discuss the origins of the word “foible” and its relationship to swords. See you there!
Like salty snacks? Check out today’s Wacky Word Wednesday post on selmelier, a salt expert. Learn about the man who coined this term and his love for all things salt. Ever wonder where spilling salt got such a bad rep? Read about it here and find out how Leonardo da Vinci is connected with this salty superstition!
Hungry but feeling lazy? Don’t you ever want to just stretch out and relax, while satisfying your appetite at the same time? The ancient Greeks and Romans got it right when it came to dining — stop by and learn something new with this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday!
As it gets colder outside, you can’t go ten feet without hearing someone blow their nose or fight off a bad case of the snuffles. So for this week’s Wacky Word Wednesday, we introduce a slobbery new word for your reading pleasure and talk a little bit about the wonders of the human body, its functions and its, um… fluids. Enjoy!
Your mother always told you (or should have, at least) to never talk with your mouth full. While we agree that that’s generally a good rule to abide by, it’s worth noting that good dinner conversation can turn an ordinary meal into a fantastic one. That said, here’s a new wacky word for you to chew on.
In this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, you’ll learn about an epic historical battle that, erm… never really happened. But it’s rife with intrigue, good ol’-fashioned anthropomorphism, and of course an interesting term you can add to the list of words you use to show off at parties. Enjoy!