| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:53 PM
I love online dictionaries. They're so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis.
Within minutes of checking Webster's New World College Dictionary at yourdictionary.com for a newspaper article I'...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:32 PM
I love online dictionaries. They’re so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis.
Within minutes of checking “Webster’s New World College Dictionary” at yourdictionary....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:19 AM
You may imagine that journalists, because they make their bread by wielding language, would (a) know something about grammar and usage and (b) write about grammar and usage intelligently. If so, you have a vivid imagination.
I put it to you...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:44 PM
A cop admitted to falsely arresting a man and using racist language to describe the injustice, and now, that victim -- known in court records only as John Doe #2 -- spoke exclusively to PIX11 News. The punishment he feels should be meted out to the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 7:14 PM
ALGORITHM - A computer program (or set of programs) which is designed to systematically solve a certain kind of problem. WSR-88D radars (NEXRAD) employ algorithms to analyze radar data and automatically determine storm motion, probability of hail,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 7:22 PM
ACCAS (usually pronounced ACK-kis) - AltoCumulus CAStellanus; mid-level clouds (bases generally 8 to 15 thousand feet), of which at least a fraction of their upper parts show cumulus-type development. These clouds often are taller than they are wide,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Check this out: the latest edition of the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary has added more than 4,000 words to its manifest of acceptable terms and definitions this year -- and left out one. "Tongzhi" is both the Mandarin and Cantonese word for comrade. But...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us.
The Maryland State Police became the latest law enforcement agency to throw out its cryptic language, directing officers this week to stop telling each other "10-4" and instead just say "OK."
| Jan 29, 2012
Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt:
1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:39 PM
My dad built us a playhouse when I was in third grade that was the size of many regular homes in our neighborhood at that time.
It was gorgeous. It was also one of the few things that we had that other kids didn't already have first. It was bigger and...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:10 AM
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Dennis Coles has never let a good opportunity go to waste. The Staten Island, N.Y.-bred...