Word of the Day


Definition: The study of the metrical structure of verse.
Synonyms: metrics

Article of the Day

Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

leave (someone) holding the baby

To foist responsibility or guilt for something on someone else; to allow someone else to take the blame for something. Primarily heard in UK.

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The Iditarod is the world’s longest and toughest sled dog race, across the state of Alaska from Anchorage on the south-central coast to Nome on the Bering Sea just south of the Arctic Circle. The race, which began in 1973, follows an old frozen-river mail route and is named for a deserted mining town along the way. A number of events are clustered around the running of the race. At Wasilla, near Anchorage, Iditarod Days are held on the beginning weekend of the race and feature softball, golf on ice, fireworks, and snow sculptures.

Quote of the Day
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.

Jerome K. Jerome

Word Trivia

Today’s topic: shorter

store – A shortened version of the obsolete astor, “stock of provisions, supplies.” More…

alligator – From Spanish el lagarto, “the lizard,” which may have come from Latin lacerta; the alligator has a shorter, blunter snout than a crocodile. More…

telescopic umbrella – An umbrella that can become shorter. More…

dog watch – A two-hour watch on board a ship, it is based on dog sleep, the light or fitful sleep typical of dogs (a catnap being even shorter). More…

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