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Today's Word "billingsgate"

billingsgate \BIL-ingz-gayt; -git\ (noun) - Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language. "These are the people who make life a burthen to the tourist. Their tongues are never still. They talk forever and forever, and that is the kind of ...

Today's Word "sagacious"

sagacious \suh-GAY-shus\ (adjective) - Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. "Others worked up sagacious-sounding comments about the French author that would serve until they could read some of his books ...

Today's Word "Boogie"

boogie \BU-gee\ (verb) - (Humorous slang) To dance in a fast and unrestrained fashion; to move quickly, hurry; to leave or get moving. "Devon determined that he'd better boogie if he was to finish his papers, study for his mid-terms, and manage...

Countdown to Controversy

If David Letterman can devise top 10 lists, we letter men and women can do it, too. Here are today's Top 10 Usage Controversies.

The use of ...

10 -- "literally" to mean its opposite: "figuratively," e.g., "His arrogance literally killed me." ...