September’s Autumnal Equinox and How a “

September’s Autumnal Equinox and How a “Solstice” is Different http://ow.ly/9Wqi504L1q3

Wednesday Winner: Afflatus – Today’s Wor

Wednesday Winner: Afflatus – Today’s Word of the Day was submitted by Derek Ashton of Oceanside, California. Afflatus means “inspiration; an impelling mental force acting from within.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! http://ow.ly/tfcS504IPQ9

Wednesday Winner: Longanimity – Today’s

Wednesday Winner: Longanimity – Today’s Word of the Day was submitted by Larry I. of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Longanimity means “patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! http://ow.ly/duJa504vj2z

Why Does the Ninth Month Come from the W

Why Does the Ninth Month Come from the Word “Seven”? – For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. With respect to the calendar, September marks the beginning of the months with less onomastically exciting names that signify nothing other than their numerical position in the year. September comes from the Latin root septem-, meaning “seven,” because in the original Roman republican calendar Sep… http://ow.ly/hhoS504qWyN

Wednesday Winner: Corybantic – Today’s W

Wednesday Winner: Corybantic – Today’s Word of the Day was submitted by Lizzie S. of Bayonne, New Jersey. Corybantic means “frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! http://ow.ly/OPBl504hkVW

What’s the Origin of the Term Hipster? –

What’s the Origin of the Term Hipster? – Hipsters have become simultaneous objects of ridicule and desire, associated with the new and in vogue, and also with an absurd form of consumerism. Why do we call them hipsters, and how did this word, born of jazz music in the early 1930s, make the transition to describe young men in skinny pants and classes on how to properly sharpen a pencil? The earliest uses of hipster are often mixed with a very similar word, the hepster. H… http://ow.ly/yeDo504eSgJ

Wednesday Winner: Nodus – Today’s Word o

Wednesday Winner: Nodus – Today’s Word of the Day was submitted by James B. of Kansas City, Missouri. James explains that, “In many dramas the nodus is not easily discernible. It may require a critical analysis of all the characters, rather than the main character.” Nodus means “a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! http://ow.ly/CSjE5043eJ1

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