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.
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 learn an interesting Greek word for “beer goggles,” and also learn a magic spell for making yourself appear more beautiful than before. Enjoy, my pretties, and have a happy (wacky) Wednesday!
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.
In celebration of International Translation Day, we want to honor and highlight the achievements of Chiara Conte, the Chief Italian Linguist at CSOFT. In this featured interview, Melissa Taing and Chiara enjoy a lively conversation about translation, including misconceptions about translators’ work, and what makes the difference between a good translator and a GREAT translator.
In this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday we discuss the word “Callipygian.” It was originally used to refer to a slightly risqué statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. But we’re not going to ruin the surprise — so go ahead and check it out 🙂
Check out this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, in which we discuss the French neologism “presque vu.” Psychologically speaking, it’s a phenomenon that’s related to deja vu… but you’ve probably heard that before.
Check out this week’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, in which we discuss our favorite Briticism, “jiggery-pokery.” Not only is it fun to say, but it has a cool etymology as well. Stop on by and let everyone know what kind of jiggery-pokery you’ve been up to lately, you scalawag.