Adoniram Judson Missionary to the Karen tribes in Burma
What Exactly Is a "White Lie"? Insights from a Lexicographer : On February 28 2018 Hope Hicks resigned as Director of Strategic Communication for the White House. Hicks' resignation came a day aftershespenteight hours testifying before the House Intelligence Committeeand admitted under oath that her job at the White House occasionally requiredtelling "white lies" for President Trump. On Feb. 27the New York Times headline read "Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies for…
Israel - Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. I LOVE hanging out on Ben Yehudah Street!
Mesonoxian (meh-zo-NOX-ee-in) Adjective: -Pertaining to the hour of midnight. Earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (1623–1658), lexicographer. From ancient Greek meso- meaning middle + classical Latin nox night + -ian. Used in a sentence: "Cinderella's hasty mesonoxian farewell was triggered by the chimes of the clock.”
It’s almost November, which means it’s almost time for another National Novel Writing Month! For those who don’t know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is .
Merriam-Webster recently added more than 800 additions to its online dictionary. As a feature on NPR noted, the additions are like a Lexicographer's Guide to 2018 – in all its self-conscious, millennial-obsessed glory.So let's take a tour through a few:Dumpster fire: an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence: disaster(You've seen the gif, I'm sure.)Embiggen: to make bigger or more expansiveMansplain: to explain something to a woman in a condescending way that...
Lexicographer John McWhorter Uses Words To Explain Words @JohnHMcWhorter #TrumpsLanguge "We've all known people who wrote like that and talked liked that and these are people who were defined ,dispite all their adversity, as never becoming President of the USA. He's quite ordinary, but he's the first person that has no sense, whatsoever, that if your using language as the President of the USA..
"Have you ever considered that maybe, in all those fairytale stories you read, it was the dragon enslaved by the princess? Perhaps, if you can fathom it, the dragon was the one in need of saving?" He glowered on.