Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, August 24, 2020)
Word of the Day

stouthearted

Definition:(adjective) Brave; courageous.
Synonyms:stalwart
Usage: Undaunted by the storm, the stouthearted park ranger proceeded with his search for the missing hiker.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Personal Pronouns - Number

Grammatical number in English simply means whether something or someone is singular or plural—i.e. whether there is one (singular) or more than one (plural). For nouns, we usually just add an "-s" to the end of the word to signify that it is plural. Why can't the same be done to pronouns? More...
Article of the Day

East Hampton

The affluent residential community of East Hampton, located at the very end of Long Island and surrounded by water on three sides, is the easternmost town in New York State. As part of the area known as "The Hamptons," the beach town is well-known as a playground of the rich and famous. Houses there can sell for millions of dollars, and many celebrities vacation there in the summer. In winter, the town's population plummets. What famous pirate may have buried treasure in East Hampton? More...
This Day in History

Pete Rose Is Banned from Baseball (1989)

During his 24-year baseball career, Rose played in more games and got more hits than any player in history. Even so, the onetime Most Valuable Player could not avoid a lifetime ban from the sport after being accused of betting on baseball games—including those of his own team. In return for not having the charges formally proven, Rose accepted the banishment, which rendered him ineligible for induction into baseball's Hall of Fame. However, he later spent five months in federal prison—for what? More...
Today's Birthday

Duke Kahanamoku (1890)

Kahanamoku, known as the "Big Kahuna," was an Olympic champion swimmer who is generally credited with introducing the modern sport of surfing to the West, starting with Australia and California about 1912. He revolutionized sprint swimming with the flutter kick and became the first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of Fame. On dry land, he had a brief movie career and was sheriff of Honolulu, Hawaii. He won admiration for what heroic act in 1925? More...
Quotation of the Day
It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

Idiom of the Day

at top speed

As fast as something or someone can go. More...
Today's Holiday

Ukraine Independence Day (2022)

On this day in 1991, just after a failed coup in Moscow, Ukraine declared its independence from the USSR. On December 1, 1991, 90 percent of the people voted for independence. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: leftovers

pick-up, pick-up dinner - A pick-up or pick-up dinner is one made up of leftovers. More...

ort, orts - An ort is a morsel or remaining scrap; orts is another name for leftovers. More...

leftover, relic, relief - Before leftovers were called leftovers, they were called relics, and, before that, relief. More...

gallimaufry - A medley or confused jumble, especially a dish made of leftovers, from French gallimaufry, "ragout, hash." More...

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