Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Will Redefine Racism to Include ‘Systemic’ Oppression

Merriam Webster Dictionary wrote back, telling Mitchum that “while our focus will always be on faithfully reflecting the real-world usage of a word, not on promoting any particular viewpoint, we have concluded that omitting any mention of the systemic aspects of racism promotes a certain viewpoint in itself.”

Introverts of the World, Unite!

Also see:”Caring for Your Introvert” (March 2003) The habits and needs of a little-understood group. By Jonathan Rauch.Follow-up: The Introversy Continues Jonathan Rauch comments on reader feedback about introvert dating—and poses a new question Introvert Letters Rauch has received more mail in response to this article than for anything else he’s ever written. See a […]

Zac Efron hits the slopes in Thredbo for a romantic ski trip with his new girlfriend Vanessa Valladares

Admission: Speaking to the UK Times in 2016, Zac said: ‘Dating is something I’ll never be able to do. As in the dictionary definition of dating, because one way or another, I’ve impacted that person’s life and they’ll soon realise it’

It’s over! Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich announce they have SEPARATED less than three years after getting married

Brooks explained: ‘I mean like in my sexual relationship, what is my sexuality and what am I craving and what are my desires and what are my wife’s, and like, how can we have this language to feed each other in – and get everything we want and be sexually expressed to the nth degree […]

Zendaya teases ‘bridge’ episode of Euphoria to keep fans happy as season 2 remains delayed due to pandemic

‘We were headed into season 2 and we had done table reads and wardrobe fittings and all kinds of things and then obviously everything happened and we got shut down, literally like two days before we were about to start the first day of shooting,’ Zendaya said.

Do people ever recover from COVID-19?

*The activity or process of determining, analysing, or predicting all or part of an organism’s observable characteristics or traits, that are produced by the interaction of its genotype or genetic constitution and the environment, according the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Julianne Hough is a ‘deeply different person now’ from when she wed Brooks Laich almost three years ago and she ‘doesn’t want to go back’

Brooks explained: ‘I mean like in my sexual relationship, what is my sexuality and what am I craving and what are my desires and what are my wife’s, and like, how can we have this language to feed each other in – and get everything we want and be sexually expressed to the nth degree […]

Wine’s diversity issue starts with the way we talk about the taste of wine

It’s not surprising that French words dominate the American wine imagination; most of this country’s wine tradition is imported from France. But these terms carry considerable class baggage with them. Some of the most common wine descriptors refer specifically to food preparations from the annals of classical French gastronomy: pate de fruit (a jellied fruit […]

Letters: Reader rejects militia’s right to assume names of Louisiana, Cajun

The group that calls itself Louisiana Cajun Militia is referred to in an article in this newspaper dated Sept. 3. How can they presume to use this title? They do not represent the state of Louisiana. They do not represent Cajuns. And it is debatable that they qualify as a militia.