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The term Re: in a message header, means “regarding” or “with reference to,” but it’s not an abbreviation for either one of those things. It comes from a form of the Latin word res meaning “matter” or “thing.” The hosts discuss strategies for making an email subject line more efficient. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2tBPoPA

To groak is an obscure verb that means “to look longingly at something, as a dog begging for food. In the Scots language, it’s more commonly spelled growk. http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2ups0lv

Someone who’s anxious about performing may break out in a flop sweat, meaning excessive perspiration. The term flop sweat comes from theater slang, and the idea of sweating profusely due to nervousness that a production will flop. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2uNwxkr

Mark Twain and Helen Keller enjoyed a close, enduring friendship. When he learned that she was mortified to have once been accused of plagiarism, he sent her a fond letter as touching as it was reassuring. http://waywordradio.org via Pocket http://ift.tt/2gVitPT

The World Tae Kwan Do Federation has dropped  the word Federation from its name, and will no longer be known as the WTF. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2eGaeGI

Quiz Guy John Chaneski’s musical puzzle is based on the solfege system of the syllables do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti. Each answer is composed of combinations or repetitions of those notes. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2gVe53y

Gerrymandering is the practice of redistricting to tip the political scales. Originally, though, this strategy was called “GARY-mandering” with a hard “g.” But why? And: Mark Twain and Helen Keller had a devoted friendship. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2tsobKY

Mutant insects or genetically modified bugs have been in the news of late, as our hot and humid summer weather is causing a proliferation of arthropods. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2uJMBUl

Join Rich, and Jackal for this special engagement on Friday night as they team up to take on Corey Goode, David Wilcox, and Gaia. Plus play an audio which shows what a liar David Wilcox is. Sit back, and hold on tight folks. This is going to be a fun ride. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2gS4g6j

In an address to Congress in 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to “land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth” before the end of the decade. He didn’t live to see it, but JFK’s vision assumed reality On July 20th 1969, nearly 50 years ago today. via Pocket http://ift.tt/2ugEeNn
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