Daily Content Archive

(as of Friday, September 7, 2018)
Word of the Day

subtitle

Definition:(noun) Translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Synonyms:caption
Usage: Despite having to read the subtitles for the duration of the film, I found myself lost in the storyline and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Appellations

When a person has additional words added to his or her name (known as an appellation), this becomes part of the proper noun and is also capitalized. However, some linguists identify these not as proper names but as what? More...
Article of the Day

The Gap Year

After completing high school or college, more and more students around the world are opting to take a year off to travel before continuing their education or entering the workplace. Known as a gap year, among many other names, the prolonged break—often but not always lasting a year—is usually spent working, learning a language, volunteering, or combining activities into a so-called working holiday. In what countries is the gap year less popular? More...
This Day in History

Pro Football Hall of Fame Opens in Canton, Ohio (1963)

Although professional American football was played as early as 1895, it was not until 1920 that national organization began, with the formation of the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio. In 1922, the association was renamed the National Football League (NFL). Originally the home of the former professional team known as the Canton Bulldogs, Canton was later selected as the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Which NFL team has had the most hall of famers? More...
Today's Birthday

Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860)

A farm worker for most of her life, Moses turned to painting only after arthritis had forced her to give up embroidery. Her paintings were first displayed in a drugstore when she was 78, but her exhibitions soon became so popular that they broke attendance records around the world. Moses painted simple scenes of farm life and produced thousands of them despite her late start. Her works now hang in some of America's most prestigious museums and galleries. Who "discovered" her paintings? More...
Quotation of the Day
No man knocks himself down; if his destiny knocks him down, his destiny must pick him up again.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Idiom of the Day

carry (someone) off their feet

To completely overwhelm someone with enthusiasm, ardor, or passion. More...
Today's Holiday

Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus (2018)

The Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus is held each year at the medieval Castle Square in Pafos, Cyprus. Cyprus is an island nation whose cultural heritage dates back more than 9,000 years, taking in Greek temples, Roman art, and artifacts from numerous other periods. The festival was established by various organizations in the Pafos district in the hope of establishing and promoting the locality as a center of high-profile cultural events. Each year, the performance is subtitled in English and Greek. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: magic

aeaeae - Meaning "magic," it is derived from aealae artes, "magic arts." More...

elicit - Comes from a Latin stem meaning "draw forth by magic or trickery." More...

glamour - First meant "magic, enchantment" or "art of contriving magic spells." More...

magic - Named for the magi, who were regarded as magicians. More...

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