Welcome to NewsFeed’s weekly highlight of the vocabulary of our lives — including useful, new, hilarious and surprising words (as well as some that are just fun to roll off the old tongue).
Random House has uncovered seven Seuss stories that were published in magazines in the 1950s but have never appeared as books. Acceptable reactions include “Happy as a clam, I am!” and “Oh, the fun words I’ll get to say!”
Science can surprise us, challenging deeply held beliefs and pushing us toward more enlightened frontiers. Science can also just reaffirm our deeply held beliefs, giving us means to be slightly more obnoxious during cocktail-hour …
The Zapp family has spent more than a decade traveling the world in a vehicle that doesn’t go over 40 miles per hour (something most of us would go mad doing for a weekend). Along the way they’ve eaten exotic foods, made many …
A horse is a horse, of course, of course — unless it’s a bovine.
Welcome to the inaugural, weekly highlight of the vocabulary of our lives — including useful, new, hilarious and surprising words (as well as some that are just fun to roll off the ole tongue).
A helicopter engaged in the massive search and rescue sweeps going on around Japan spotted the wreckage of a house at sea. And, to their great delight, a scrappy dog emerged from beneath the decapitated roof.
Head to Hulu, that wondrous trove of television, and you will find yourself transported back in technological time.
Oxford Dictionaries Online, the younger, hipper cousin of the OED, proposed an idea in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution (or at least this first leg of it): To make Mubarak a verb.
Religious symbols are, next to fast-food logos, generally regarded as the most universal symbols we have — which means that poking fun at them opens artists up to a potential world of feedback and backlash.