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‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary
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‘Learn’ Used to Mean ‘Teach’ or Why We Should All Read the Dictionary

I do enjoy me strolls down etymology lane, I’m not gonna lie. Though I never considered that “to learn” actually…
The Word You Didn’t Know Was Missing from Your Educational Lexicon
Arts + Letters

The Word You Didn’t Know Was Missing from Your Educational Lexicon

I love old words. Join me in incorporating “schoolery” into your next meeting, parent-teacher conference, or whereevs. (I love this…
The Etymology of “Lit” is Lit
Arts + Letters

The Etymology of “Lit” is Lit

Lovers of quirky wordy things prepare to spend the next three minutes reading Merriam-Webster’s brief summary of the etymology of…
The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word
Arts + Letters

The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word

Merriam-Webster is redefining the role of the dictionary in the 21st century. If you don’t follow them on Twitter, I…
Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart
Arts + Letters

Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart

Etymology is often my go-to inspiration source for looking at things differently.  Big ups to Merriam-Webster for this etymological gem…
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