[WORD PEOPLE] April Is National Poetry Month!

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the “largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” April is also springtime, and springtime is the season …

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[CONTENT DEVELOPMENT] Don’t Read Today’s Blog Post!

Maybe telling people that they shouldn’t read your blog post is a lousy idea for actually getting people to read your blog post. But the point is made, nonetheless. You’re here. This week’s post is about how to write attention-getting titles for your blog posts. Here are some templates that you can put to immediate …

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Momentous Presidential Quotes

The annual State of the Union Address reminds us that our presidents sure have some awesome speechwriters. Your tax dollars at work! Here are some notable quotes from each US President. 1. George Washington (1789–1797) ”To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” “Government is not reason; it …

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Fun with Palindromes

What in the world is a palindrome? A palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backward. Here are some cool palindromes for your amusement. Can you make up some of your own? aibohphobia alula cammac civic deified deleveled detartrated devoved dewed evitative Hannah kayak kinnikinnik lemel level madam …

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Nobel Prize for Literature Recipients

There are Word People, and then there are Word Giants! Each year, one writer receives the Nobel Prize for Literature. Take a minute to review this list of all the past recipients of writing’s most prestigious award. Did your favorite author make the grade? 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature Peter Handke “for an influential work that …

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[WORD PEOPLE] The Word Frontier, Y’all

Words are our oral history, and they help shape our cultural identity. Don’t think so? Y’all are barking up the wrong tree. Ever catch flak for being a Redneck or a Yankee? Discover where these words come from and why they have such a bite, so we can bury the hatchet and stand united in …

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[WORD PEOPLE] Let’s Talk About #Hashtags

Hashtags are the new search terms. When hashtags become popular, there is a new #trend. Measuring trends show a patchwork of big moments in Internet users’ lives. And let’s face it, if everyone is on the Internet, and everyone is hashtagging, the picture will be pretty clear. The idea of the hashtag is genius. The …

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[ENTERTAINMENT] 10 Best Weather Forecaster Names

We’re guessing that a lot of you have been watching the weather reports lately. There’s not whole to laugh about when bad sets in, but we did manage find something … funny forecaster names! Enjoy, and stay warm! Dewey Hopper: KPNX, Phoenix, AZ (retired) Dallas Raines: KABC, Los Angeles, CA Johnny Mountain: KABC, KCBS, Los …

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