Word Trends & Stories

  1. The Most Viewed Emoji On Dictionary.com: Do You Know What They Mean??

    July 17 is World Emoji Day, a day to celebrate all of those wonderful smileys and symbols you use to amuse your friends and confuse your grandparents. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up the most popular emoji that our users have been looking up on Dictionary.com since the last World Emoji day. (It was quite a different world then, wasn’t it?) But first, you might be …

  2. What Does The Term “Nonbinary” Really Mean?

    by Rory Gory Many people are raised to believe that gender and sex are the same thing, and that there are two options available to us: male or female. But neither sex nor gender is inherently binary—the belief that people must be classified into one of these two categories. When something can’t be placed in two boxes, we call it nonbinary, meaning “not consisting of, …

  3. “Contagious” vs. “Infectious”: The Difference Can Be Important

    by John Kelly, Senior Research Editor at Dictionary.com Whether it’s flu season, chickenpox at your kid’s school, concerns about measles in your town, or the coronavirus pandemic, the words contagious and infectious often come around in news and social media, in casual conversations and government communications. While these two terms get used interchangeably, knowing the difference between them can, in some cases, be life-saving. To …

  4. What Are 5 Words To Describe Generation X?

    Generation X is made up of people who were born in the early 1960s to the late 1970s. So, we asked them what words they think describe their generation.
  5. What’s The Problem With Whataboutism?

    There are all sorts of retorts people resort to when criticized or called out for a mistake or wrongdoing of some kind. (Heaven forbid anyone just say, “I’m sorry. I was wrong,” anymore.) One of the most maddening kinds is increasingly being referred to as?whataboutism. You know it when you hear it. “Hey, weren’t you supposed to do the dishes last night?” you ask your …

  6. “Gnarly,” “Nasty,” And “Sick”: Are These Synonyms?

    If you hang out around surfers long enough, chances are you’ll overhear them talking about a gnarly wave or a sick run. But what if they’re chatting about their housekeeping woes, and a?gnarly living room or nasty kitchen? (Not cool, dude!) Does that make the words?gnarly, sick, and nasty synonyms? This gets tricky because in addition to having various definitions, each word can be used …

  7. Words Matter: When A Wife Becomes A Widow

    You lose your keys, you don't lose a person who's the whole world to you.
  8. There’s No Way You’ll Know All These Florida Words

    Oh, Florida. Filled with gorgeous beaches from coast to coast, prolific fresh produce, and sunshine all year, Florida is known as a great place to vacation, live, and retire. It’s also known for being a wee bit of unconventional. No offense to the 27th state in our great nation, but it does seem to be the setting for more than its fair share of, let’s …

  9. It’s Past Time We All Learned About Black Wall Street And The Tulsa Massacre

    by Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. Millions of people in the US and around the world were first introduced to Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre during the debut episode of the HBO TV series Watchmen in October 2019. But many others only learned about these important, and sadly forgotten, parts of American history after President Donald Trump was widely rebuked for insensitively scheduling his …

  10. These Are The Most Searched Words In Your State During The Pandemic

    You probably don’t need any data to know that 2020 has been like no other year in recent history—and it’s only half over. But, for those of us fortunate enough to have the opportunity to reflect, some data can help us take stock at this midyear mark on just how transformative 2020 has been. All around the world, COVID-19 has changed our health, jobs, relationships, …

色色影院-色色影院app下载