WOTD: Diadem

I don’t know exactly what it is about this word, but it’s one of my favorites. diadem (n.) IPA Pronunciation: crown HAMLET A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, … Continue Reading ⇒

Finishing The Thought

In the recent post, “Now is NOT the Winter of Our Discontent,” I mentioned that people are misreading and misunderstanding verse because they are reading to the end of the … Continue Reading ⇒

Good Night Sweet Prince

We often hear how much Shakespeare has influenced our language, that there are phrases and words we still use today. Often they go unnoticed because they’re so tightly woven into … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Russet

Breaking away from words that look like you know them, here’s something different. russet (adj.) IPA Pronunciation: a yellow or reddish light brown HORATIO …But look, the morn, in russet … Continue Reading ⇒

WOTD: Fardel

For the first word of the day, I just picked something random that came to mind. Fardel or Farthel (n) IPA pronunciation: 1. a pack, a bundle 2. burden SHEPHERD … Continue Reading ⇒