Strangest Job Interview Questions

Here are ten of the oddest interview questions of all time! “If you had $2,000, how would you double it in 24 hours?” — Uniqlo, Management Trainee “How many basketballs would fit in this room?” – Delta Airlines, Revenue Management Co-op “If you were a brand, what would be your motto?” – Boston Consulting Group, Consultant “What would …

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What Emailing Was Like in 1984

We’ve become so intertwined with technology that it feels like talking is turning into a secondary form of communication. Do you know how complicated it once was just to send an email or instant message? Check out this little time capsule from 1984.

Strange Football Terminology

On February 7, 2016, over 114 million viewers are expected to gather around television sets to watch Super Bowl 50. So to honor this American institution on such an important anniversary, this week’s blog honors the language of football with the stories behind some of the strangest football terms. Red Zone. The 20 yard line …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names

Most things have names. However, sometimes the names are so obscure that they get relegated to being called “whatchamacallits” or “thingamajigs.” Here are ten little known names for everyday items. Paresthesia is that itching and tingling sensation in an extremity. You might have heard it referred to as “my foot’s gone asleep” or “pins and …

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Words That Contain the Word “Word”

This week’s article is especially for people who are truly obsessed with words. How many words can you name that contain the word “word” in it? Hmmm? Here are all the ones we could come up with: afterword afterwords backsword backswords broadsword broadswords buzzword buzzwords byword bywords catchword catchwords crossword crosswords cussword cusswords foreword forewords …

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All About Autumn

Do you love autumn? The colors on the trees. The nip in the air. This week’s blog post will instantly make you an expert on the origin of the word autumn. Autumn is the season between summer and winter (and yes, that would also be fall.) In the Northern Hemisphere it begins with the September …

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Backronym Whimsy

A while back, we wrote an article about retronyms. Now it’s time for more Word People whimsy! Do you know what a “backronym” is? If not, you soon shall. A backronym is a reverse acronym. (Alternative spelling: bacronym) It’s an expression that has been formed from the letters of an existing word or name. Examples …

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