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!
Be honest: have you ever felt an inexplicable urge to suddenly break out into a wild dance? Yeah, we have too. And apparently, there’s a word for a phenomenon (or condition, rather) that explains the sudden urge to get your boogie on. So if you’ve got a few minutes, stop on by and check out today’s Wacky Word Wednesday for a fun new rockin’ word.
Do you remember when you were a kid and you did something terrible to anger your mother, at which point she’d fly into your room, put her hands on her hips, and verbally rip you a new one? Well, there’s a word for that ferocious hands-on-hips pose, so if you want to relive some terrifying memories, feel free to stop on by and expand your vocabulary with this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday!
Have you ever really wanted something but couldn’t bring yourself to admit it? Or worse: have you ever really wanted something, but lied about NOT wanting it? Humans are strange creatures, but hey, the best part about being human is something called human experience, which means that we’ve all been there, done that. In any case, if you’re interested in learning a new word for this psychological phenomenon, be sure to check out this week’s Wacky Word Wednesday! And stop being coy: you know you want to.
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!
In this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, you’ll be introduced to a nice big word with Greek roots, read a terrifying children’s story about a boy losing a few of his appendages (we’re not going to tell you which ones!), and you will learn three good reasons why you shouldn’t bite your nails. Hope you enjoy — and happy Wednesday!
Did you ever notice how, when you learn about something new, you suddenly become hypersensitive to its presence everywhere? It’s almost as if the thing or concept only came into existence after your having learned it. Well, here’s an adjective that’ll change the way you describe oddly shaped things.