While there may be no definite consensus on how red and green became the official colors of Christmas, there are a few interesting explanations.
The literal meaning of ‘sic’ is ‘so’ or ‘thus.’ But the way writers use it is a little more nuanced.
The meaning of the “wait for green” traffic sign is less redundant than it seems.
Americans favor 'Merry Christmas,' while Brits opt for 'Happy Christmas.' Here's how we got here.
Olive Garden makes good on its promise of unlimited breadsticks, but the deal does come with some unpublicized caveats.
Before you talk turkey this Thanksgiving, find out what we know about the phrase’s meaning and origins.
Those frilly paper caps on your turkey's legs have been called “turkey frills,” “turkey booties,” and even “turkey panties.” Here’s where they came from.
Dropping that ‘t’ sound is an example of what linguists call glottalization, or replacing a sound with a pause in the vocal cords.
In 1864, the Jewish poet Ludwig August Frankl named blue and white “the colors of Judah” in a poem not so surprisingly called “Judah’s Colours.”
Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always take to the field for a Thanksgiving football game? Because it’s tradition! But how did this tradition begin?
Solariums are nostalgic for many customers, but Wendy's thinks they’re dated.
The word ‘gross,’ which came to English from French, took on a variety of senses in English related to size. But the ‘gross of today is different from the ‘gross’ of the past thanks to teens.
Ever wondered if yams and sweet potatoes are the same thing? Read this before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner.
The word predates social media.
Pumpkin pie was actually born in Europe—until American colonists claimed it as their own in the late 18th century.
There are a few reasons—including a little something to do with the horse and buggy. Find out more about the history of Election Day.