Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, June 25, 2018)
Word of the Day

pucker

Definition:(verb) To gather something into small wrinkles or folds.
Synonyms:cockle, rumple, crumple, knit
Usage: She puckered her lips and kissed him on the nose.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Future Perfect Tense

We use the future perfect tense to say that something will finish or be completed at a specific point in the future. How else can the future perfect tense be used? More...
Article of the Day

The Ocean Sunfish

Found in temperate and tropical oceans around the globe, the ocean sunfish, or Mola mola, is the world's heaviest known bony fish despite the fact that its diet, which consists primarily of jellyfish, is nutritionally poor. Adults generally weigh an average of 2,200 lb (998 kg), though specimens more than twice as heavy have been observed. It is considered a docile fish, but by virtue of its size, it can pose a threat to boats. Is the sunfish caught for food? More...
This Day in History

Douglas Hyde Elected First President of Ireland (1938)

Hyde was an Irish scholar and political leader. He was largely responsible for the revival of Irish language and literature through his founding of the Gaelic League in 1893. After teaching modern Irish for many years, Hyde became the president of Ireland, or Eire, in 1938. Using his Gaelic name, An Craoibhin Aoibhinn, he authored many works, including Literary History of Ireland and Love Songs of Connacht. A polyglot, Hyde was fluent in how many languages? More...
Today's Birthday

Carly Simon (1945)

Carly Simon is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading artists of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom. Her 1988 hit "Let the River Run," featured in the movie Working Girl, earned her a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe, yet it is not her most famous song. This distinction goes to "You're So Vain," a sarcastic profile of a self-absorbed lover. A number-one hit, it spawned a huge debate as to who inspired the lyrics. Who are some of the possible candidates? More...
Quotation of the Day
I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Idiom of the Day

throw an eye on (something)

To inspect something casually and quickly but with attention to detail. More...
Today's Holiday

Slovenia National Day (2022)

Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991, after elections in 1990 showed that 88% of the people wished to secede from Yugoslavia. Previously, Slovenia, which is a little smaller than New Jersey, was part of the Austria-Hungarian kingdom. It joined with Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro at the end of World War I, and this federation was called Yugoslavia after 1929. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: sits

trimmer - One who sits on the fence or remains neutral about political issues. More...

insessor - One who sits in or on/upon something. More...

nest - From Indo-European nizdos, literally "(place where the bird) sits down." More...

soot - Etymologically, something that "sits" on something else—like film settling on a surface. More...

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