Word of the Day

contusion

Definition: An injury that doesn’t break the skin but results in some discoloration.
Synonyms: bruise

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Idiom of the Day

cry-baby

A person who cries or complains a lot, especially for little reason.

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National Tom Sawyer Days

Sponsored by the Hannibal, Missouri, Jaycees, the National Tom Sawyer Days celebration began in 1956 with a Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Contest and a Tom and Becky competition. Three years later, all of the events relating to the character were combined with the traditional Fourth of July celebration in Hannibal, and Independence Day was officially proclaimed “Tom Sawyer Day.” Today the festival spans five days and includes a number of unique competitions. The Frog Jump Competition is one of the festival’s highlights, drawing up to 300 children and their pet frogs. More…

Quote of the Day
Buy an annuity cheap, and make your life interesting to yourself and everybody else that watches the speculation.
Charles Dickens
(1812-1870)

Word Trivia

Today’s topic: rhyme

assonance – The condition of the words of a phrase or verse having the same sound or termination without rhyming. More…

blank verse – A verse without rhyme. More…

rhyme – From Latin rhythmus, "rhythm," from Greek rhein, "to flow." More…

rhyme or reason – A phrase derived from French ni rime ni raison. More…


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