AFTER 5,000 YEARS, A DICTIONARY OF SUMERIAN
Indeed, among the few words in English derived from Sumerian ... of the shortest and will have 380 entries beginning with the letter B. The original cuneiform is being transliterated into Roman letters. ''A'' may require three volumes, and ''D,'' ''G ...
A Collection Of Curious Words From The Welsh Language
CORGI is a Welsh word which other languages like English have ... result from the ‘f’, which should be a ‘v’ sound. Pronounce it ‘sul-vine’. You may wonder why so many Welsh surnames begin with ‘P’ and ‘B’, as in the name of the actor ...
Web 2.0 is the millionth English word, word 999,998 is n00b
It's also the only mainstream English word that contains two numerals. N00b if often used to describe someone who is new to something, a newbie. The Global Language Monitor who is responsible for listing new words that enter our language has strict ...
Lexicon Valley: The History, Future, and Reclamation of the Word Faggot
The word faggot has been experiencing a kind of renaissance recently, with athletes like Kobe Bryant wielding it in anger, the director Brett Ratner using it in jest, and the comedian Louis C.K. defending ... of “The Other F-Word.”
The Power of the Spoken Word
Even in the beginning of my high school years, while everyone else groaned when our English teacher announced ... founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., an organization dedicated to using spoken word to inspire youth. Favorite poem: "B" Buddy Wakefield, a veteran ...