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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/24 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and synonym only an instant away. None of us […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/16/23 – DICTIONARY DAY!

Well, pluck my Funk & Wagnall’s, Webster! Here’s a holiday close to Password Man’s heart, NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! Hot on the heels of “National English Language Day,” today we celebrate that big fat book with painted page edges and little thumb indents for each letter of the alphabet. For those of us fascinated with vocabulary,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/13/23 – ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY!

It is the most widely spoken language on the planet, with China having the most people who speak it, followed by India, the United States and… oh right, England, the original reason we celebrate NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY! Officially called a “West Germanic” language, English originated as an Anglo-Saxon tongue in England in early Medieval times,

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