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From nostalgia to fauxstalgia, from golden oldie to Before Time, here are some of the ways we talk about days gone by.  Continue reading...
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Many phrasal verb particles, after long use, begin to take on a life of their own that departs significantly from what common sense suggests they should mean.  Continue reading...
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We're ringing out the old and ringing in the new with an end-of-the-year crossword puzzle. Solve the riddle contained therein and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...
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On his Sesquiotica blog, writer, editor, and designer James Harbeck has a regular feature that he calls "Word Tasting Notes." "Words are delicious and intoxicating," Harbeck writes. "So why not taste them like a fine wine?" Here, he delves into the history of a word we frequently hear (or mishear) during the holiday season: hark.  Continue reading...
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Our words matter.

Of course, you know that — you're choosing to read words about words here at the Visual Thesaurus, so the chances are very good that you love words, love learning about them, love using them. You may even love correcting people who've misused words.  Continue reading...
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