This multiple-choice quiz presents you with ten words, one at a time. You get 10 seconds to select a synonym for each word. I got all ten correct, but I didn't get a perfect score because I think I wasn't quick enough.
The word pelenti means to move hot food around in your mouth so it doesn't burn your cheeks or tongue in the Buli language (Ghana). The Korean word ib-i simsimhada means that you want to eat something not because you are hungry but because your mouth is bored. Gigi is Tagolog for the feeling you… READ THE REST
Dána Gránna: Nasty Words for People is a new book from Irish language writer and performance artist Manchán Magan that delivers, well, precisely what the title promises. Like his earlier work in 32 Words For 'Field,' Magan scoured written archives and traveled to the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland to speak with locals to collect and… READ THE REST
Related to yesterday's post about words known better by men than women, and vice versa, here are words that people in the UK know better than U.S. people and vice versa. I knew only a word or two on the UK side, and all but one or two on the U.S. side. UK-known words unknown… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST