Latest Etymology Stories

2014-02-27 23:04:35

eReflect discusses word etymology in a recently-published blog post, and traces the origin of the English language by looking at worldwide word maps and linguistic history. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In-depth vocabulary knowledge involves more than simply knowing a word’s meaning and being able to put it in a sentence correctly. eReflect explains how vocabulary knowledge is multifaceted, and includes learning many more nuances about words, such as synonyms, antonyms,...

2011-08-29 14:00:00

The Word on Words: The Play of Language is a âœhipâ and contemporary word book that draws from pop culture, sports, history, art and psychology to explain vocabulary words, to make learning vocabulary exciting, and to reinforce retention. It is like no other vocabulary book of its time. Hammond, LA (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 English professor and author Norman German showcases his passion for words, experience as a teacher of writing and etymology, and...

2011-08-10 06:40:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CivicPlus, a national leader in open government technology, recently sent four of its talented website designers and developers from "the little Apple" to the "Big Apple" to participate in the "Reinvent NYC.gov Hackathon," an event sponsored by New York City. Companies and individuals from throughout the U.S. and Canada came together to re-imagine New York City's web presence. During the weekend of July 30 and 31, Dean Kimball, Kyle Gach...

2008-04-30 11:31:11

The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary boasts 22,000 pages of definitions. While that may seem far from succinct, new research suggests the reference manual is meticulously organized to be as concise as possible "” a format that mirrors the way our brains make sense of and categorize the countless words in our vast vocabulary."Dictionaries have often been thought of as a frustratingly tangled web of words where the definition of word A refers users to word B, which is...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.