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2010-03-04 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that red roses say "I love you." But did you know that orchids say "passion" and that ivy signifies "fidelity?" For centuries, people have used flowers to express emotions. The language of flowers is found in Shakespeare, and in the Victorian era, people made small bouquets, or "tussie-mussies," with flowers carefully chosen to symbolize their feelings. Now, Amy Brecount White's magical young adult novel, Forget-Her-Nots...

2008-06-18 15:00:08

By BARRY FUGATT I'm no linguist, but I enjoy words, particularly spoken words. Growing up in South Louisiana, I would to listen to old Cajun men swap colorful stories about wars, droughts and the storms of nature and life. They were mostly uneducated men, at least by modern academic standards. But their speech had a wonderful cadence and vibrancy that made their stories come alive. I learned a lot of interesting words listening to those old fellows. And I thought myself quite the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.