Archive for March, 2017


Ghost hunters and paranormal warriors are also reporting an increase of EVP or electronic voice phenomena that sounds inhuman. This convinces some of them that the true evil spirits and not ghosts, are actually waiting in the wings to surprisingly pounce without warning. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2npL8LO

Some people, particularly younger folks, are adamant that the term belligerent means “drunk.” It’s a misanalysis of the word, perhaps associating being intoxicated with being ready to fight. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2mTr1th

Unless you’re having a bad dream about equine creatures, a nightmare doesn’t have anything to do with horses. The mare in nightmare comes from an old word that means “goblin.” http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2nnPgfd

Why don’t we pronounce the letter b in the word subtle? The word derives ultimately from Latin subtilis, meaning “fine, delicate,” and was adopted into Middle English from Old French as sotil. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2odovht

The phrase ignorance gone to seed invokes an agricultural metaphor. Picture a field that is so far gone it’s no longer flowering and is now beyond the point of further cultivation. http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2ofoqtR

What is the plural of attorney general? Attorneys general or attorney generals? http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2nA4BdA

published on A listener in New York City asks: Why do we say yesterday but not yesterweek? http://waywordradio. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2nA8uPU

A Marine Corps veteran in Omaha, Nebraska, is puzzled by a phrase he often heard during his service in Vietnam: give me a huss, meaning “give me a hand” or “help me. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2ofyfbt

A woman in Carmel, Indiana, wonders about the use of the verb kimble to mean a certain kind of “strutting.” Kimbling is that proud, confident way of walking you might associate with Barack Obama or Denzel Washington. But its origin is unclear. http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2nAdkwF

The words flet and dray, or drey, refer to types of squirrel’s nests. http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2nA8jEc
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