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Fun with Words

Visual Pun Costumes—Your Last-Minute Halloween Hacks

Visual Pun Costumes—Your Last-Minute Halloween Hacks

Wow, is it Halloween already? If you need a last-minute, low-effort costume, here are four wordplay-inspired looks you can make with easy-to-find items. Never be unprepared for a costume party again!

Five Firework Words to Light Up Your Celebrations

Five Firework Words to Light Up Your Celebrations

At celebrations throughout the year, we ooh and ahh at mesmerizing fireworks displays. But what exactly are we seeing? This short list of firework terms will help you put the wonder into words.

Five Dance Words that Lead Double Lives

Five Dance Words that Lead Double Lives

Even if you have two left feet, you’ve probably waltzed right up to someone and introduced yourself. And you definitely don’t need dance shoes to know that it takes two to tango. What’s the story with these dance words leading double lives? Read on to find out!

Erin McKean: My Five Favorite Words

Erin McKean: My Five Favorite Words

A short essay listing the five favorite words (and why) by contributor Erin McKean, a noted lexicographer, author of seven books, and founder of the nonprofit online dictionary Wordnik.com

Q & A with Ed King: talkobamato.me

Q & A with Ed King: talkobamato.me

An interview about talkobamato.me with Ed King, who describes creating this wildly popular website, his inspiration, the implications of the website, and the potential applications of the technology