The literal meaning of ‘sic’ is ‘so’ or ‘thus.’ But the way writers use it is a little more nuanced.
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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.
Here’s something else to stress about for Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
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.
We look back at the history of Thanksgiving to explain how turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie got on your plate.
They’re quintessential starter pets for young children. But it’s important to know how to properly care for a pet goldfish.
A brief history of landau bars.
The loose flesh that hangs from a turkey’s neck isn’t the most attractive part of the bird—to humans, at least.
To keep porta potties (relatively) clean, sanitation workers require special equipment and a strong stomach.
When it comes to superstitions about bad luck, indoor umbrellas are right up there with broken mirrors and black cats.
The letter-sized standard actually has roots in the 1660s, when paper was made by hand—and Herbert Hoover had something to do with it, too.
What is a placebo? Technically, a Latin phrase meaning ‘I will please.’ It’s also a Catholic prayer and a clever insult.
Wes Craven didn’t intend for his classic horror film villain to look like he was headed to a Christmas party.