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# Word for the Day

a riddle or puzzle, sometimes including a play on words or pun       conundrum   The tricky word conundrum is used to describe a riddle or puzzle, sometimes including a play on words or pun.   One of the most famous conundrums is the riddle of the Sphinx, famously in the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Oedipus encounters…

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# Word for the Day

  A commotion, controversy, or fuss….     kerfuffle   A kerfuffle is some kind of commotion, controversy, or fuss. If you read about a scandal in a newspaper, it could be described as a kerfuffle.   Kerfuffle is a humorous-sounding word for a mostly non-humorous situation: some kind of disturbance, scandal or mess. However, a kerfuffle usually isn’t…