I decided to write Word of the Day for a few reasons. One reason is that I just find it fascinating that language exists and allows us the opportunity to express complex ideas with a nothing more than vibrations in the air. Language is an amazingly powerful tool that can
This word is no longer used in modern English as far as I know. According to Etymonline.com, this word traces back to the 14th century and has roots even further back than that in latin. Ordure refers to dung, excrement, or feces. I happened to look it up when
Rhetoric is a word we here often. Simply put, rhetoric is the ability to communicate an idea using written or spoken word effectively. The goal of rhetoric is not only to share an idea with others, but to share it in a way that others are likely to accept it.
Today's we discuss the word Zeitgeist. This word is of German origin and literally means ghost or spirit of the time. It is used to describe the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era according to Merriam Webster's and what we see from dictionary.com says more or
This is the first in what will turn out to be a daily feature of the Jeffersonian Report. We hope this will be a fun way to expand our vocabulary and understanding. Language is a fundamental tool for building and maintaining society, so it's important that we know how to