Category Archives: Word Stories

Word Story: Fulsome

Is fulsome praise good or bad? The story behind the word “fulsome.” Continue reading

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Blessings and Well Wishes

Why do we say “God bless you” when someone sneezes? Continue reading

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Word Story: Bludgeon

Does a curmudgeon, in a dudgeon, would use a bludgeon to quell his anger? Continue reading

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Word Story: Prevaricate

Can you use “prevaricate” to mean “procrastinate”? Continue reading

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A Word for the Digital World

What do you call all the chatter we’re creating online? Continue reading

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Testament vs. Testimony: It’s All Relative

Brush up your Latin, and you’ll see the connection between testament and testimony. Continue reading

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Word Story: Adverse Reactions

Don’t have an adverse reaction to new words. Get the story behind them and increase your word power! Continue reading

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