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In this month's crossword, we're commemorating the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington with a quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr. Figure it out and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...
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"In the mood for dance"? "My heart bleeded"? While creating vocabulary lists of unusual words found in pop music, writer and linguist Adam Cooper ran across some words that go beyond peculiarity and into the realm of error.  Continue reading...
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Rebranding — which is a heckuva euphemism itself — has been the root cause of many euphemisms over the years, as fish have become sea kittens and rich jerks have become job creators. The latest attempt at ridiculous, retch-worthy rebranding is knowledge people: in other words, librarians.  Continue reading...
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In this month's crossword, we have a quotation from a famous writer who was born on this day. Figure it out and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...
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It's that time of year where we're planning sunny vacations (or holidays, if you prefer). Figure out this vacation-themed crossword and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...
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I believe in equality: in society and in columns. Last month, I looked at the prolific use of gentleman in euphemisms. This month, I turn to lady. Lady euphs prove something I always suspected: the English language is seldom a well-behaved lady, but it always shows you a good time.  Continue reading...
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How To Speak Teen

Visual Thesaurus contributor James Harbeck recently appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition to give a phonetic breakdown of noises that teenagers often make. Listen to the segment here, and read more about teenage sounds on The Week here. Breathy-voiced long low back unrounded vowel with advanced tongue root, anyone?
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