# Word for the Day

Language that is overused or trite… hackneyed   Hackneyed is a word for language that doesn’t pack a punch since it’s overused and trite. “Roses are red, violets are…” — enough already?! That’s hackneyed stuff.   Hackneyed is usually used to describe tired writing, but you can also refer to the hackneyed plots of television sit-coms or…


# Word for the Day

Celebration of an anniversary of a special event… jubilee   A jubilee is the celebration of the anniversary of a special event, or it’s the anniversary itself. Which basically means it’s a birthday party.   Here’s something you might not know: the word jubilee comes from the Hebrew word yobel, which means “ram’s horn trumpet.” If you’ve ever celebrated the…


# Word for the Day

It’s definitely not a compliment. nincompoop   Calling someone a nincompoop is like calling them a fool, idiot, bonehead, or dope. It’s definitely not a compliment.   Nincompoop is a silly-sounding word that’s also kind of old-fashioned, like ninny. No one has any solid idea where it came from, and anyone who claims otherwise is, well, a nincompoop. By…