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Words You Never Heard

Mar 23, 2019

 

Did you hear about the diver who was almost swallowed by a whale?  Rainer Schimpf, a South African dive tour operator was swimming near a bait ball, designed to attract sharks when all of a sudden everything went dark.  A whale had come along and scooped him up along with a mouthful of sardines from the bait ball....


Mar 3, 2019

 

Television in America is turning 75 this year. Visitors to the World’s Fair in New York in 1939 were amazed to see moving pictures and hear sound coming from a small black-and-white screen built into a large wooden box! And then they were stunned to learn this technological marvel could soon be in their own...


Feb 25, 2019

 

 

Students come up with some pretty creative excuses for turning in their homework late.  One student explained to his teacher that they wanted to wait until they were older and therefore wiser, so they would be able to do a better job.  Another explained that he was aware that teachers are overworked and...


Feb 13, 2019

 
 
Just like baby names, pet names are often inspired by current pop culture.  According to data collected by Banfield Pet Hospitals, character names from the Marvel movies were super influential this year.  Marvel fans gave their pets names like Storm, Wolverine, Drax, Groot, Rocket, and Loki.
 
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Feb 6, 2019

 

 

It’s been said that Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, but who knows?  The words we call slang today might just end up in the dictionary tomorrow. Throwing shade is slang for disrespecting someone, and being jelly is short for jealous.  Dime or dime piece is a word for a very attractive person, in other...