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Some words get all the attention. Presidential coinages such as covfefe and misunderestimate become fodder for an endless succession of jokes. Words for annoying behaviors such as mansplaining and humblebragging become talking points in the eternal quest to annihilate our annoyances. Beautiful words get lots of love (hello, serendipity) and corporate buzzwords get heaps of […]more
There’s really nothing worse than pronouncing an obvious word incorrectly – especially when you do it in front of someone who’s an authority on the word. The doctor’s office is one of many places where we find ourselves in this sort of situation. Let’s have a quick look at some words that may cause an […]more
As anyone who has taken an anatomy class or tried to read a prescription may attest, it can be difficult to interpret those long, Greek- and Latin-based medical words! However, sometimes these complicated-sounding words hide a simple meaning. So, while we could sit here and define rare terms like latissimus and pharmacopoeia, it seems more interesting […]more