Daily Content Archive

(as of Thursday, June 25, 2020)
Word of the Day

incriminate

Definition:(verb) Suggest that someone is guilty.
Synonyms:inculpate, imply
Usage: Every paper which would incriminate him was destroyed before he left the house.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Future Perfect Tense

We use the future perfect tense to say that something will finish or be completed at a specific point in the future. How else can the future perfect tense be used? More...
Article of the Day

The History of Earth

Earth is believed to be 4.5 to 5 billion years old and was probably formed along with the rest of the solar system when a dusty nebula coalesced into distinct planetary bodies. Since its creation, Earth has endured numerous transformations and catastrophes, geological and biological alike. Though life on the planet arose roughly 3.5 billion years ago, humans appeared only relatively recently. What planet may have long ago collided with Earth, ejecting enough material into space to form the Moon? More...
This Day in History

Douglas Hyde Elected First President of Ireland (1938)

Hyde was an Irish scholar and political leader. He was largely responsible for the revival of Irish language and literature through his founding of the Gaelic League in 1893. After teaching modern Irish for many years, Hyde became the president of Ireland, or Eire, in 1938. Using his Gaelic name, An Craoibhin Aoibhinn, he authored many works, including Literary History of Ireland and Love Songs of Connacht. A polyglot, Hyde was fluent in how many languages? More...
Today's Birthday

Carly Simon (1945)

Carly Simon is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading artists of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom. Her 1988 hit "Let the River Run," featured in the movie Working Girl, earned her a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe, yet it is not her most famous song. This distinction goes to "You're So Vain," a sarcastic profile of a self-absorbed lover. A number-one hit, it spawned a huge debate as to who inspired the lyrics. Who are some of the possible candidates? More...
Quotation of the Day
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Idiom of the Day

throw an eye on (something)

To inspect something casually and quickly but with attention to detail. More...
Today's Holiday

Slovenia National Day (2022)

Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991, after elections in 1990 showed that 88% of the people wished to secede from Yugoslavia. Previously, Slovenia, which is a little smaller than New Jersey, was part of the Austria-Hungarian kingdom. It joined with Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro at the end of World War I, and this federation was called Yugoslavia after 1929. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: network

burele, burelage - A network of fine lines or dots, as on a postage stamp, is called burele or burelage. More...

network - Traceable to the early 16th century, it indicates a web of connections that link objects, institutions, and/or people. More...

limbic system - From Latin limbus, "edge," it is the network of the brain involving areas near the edge of the cortex and controls the basic emotions and drives. More...

neural, neural network - Neural comes from Greek neuron, "nerve"; neural network can now refer to computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons. More...

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