Archive for the ‘Words’ category

  1. Words in the news: Ailment

    Origin: Georgetown’s Tyler Adams, his career cut short by heart ailment, gets one last start. Georgetown Coach John Thompson III gathered his men’s basketball team after practice Thursday afternoon, ready to share a secret. Two days before senior day at Verizon Center, Thompson told his players he didn’t believe in the standard tradition of starting […]

  2. Words in the news: Fray

    Origin: KALEIDOSCOPE: COLD, SNOWY SPELL ENOUGH TO FRAY A SANE PERSON’S NERVES As I write this on Sunday (Feb. 15), I’m looking out our Record Publishing Co. office windows at bright sunshine, something that doesn’t happen often this time of year. At a casual glance, it looks like a beautiful mid-February day. But get closer […]

  3. Words in the news: Feral

    Origin: Feral hogs can cause very costly damage to almost any commercial crop. In the United States, this damage equates to millions of dollars in losses annually. Most damage is from feeding, chewing, trampling, or rooting by foraging hogs. Some studies indicate the majority of damage in agriculture fields is from trampling, with only 5-10% […]

  4. Words in the news: Austerity

    Origin: Sunday’s national elections are widely seen as a vote on years of punishing austerity that its citizens have had to endure, and whether they can handle much more. Back in 2010, the country accepted its first bailout: €240 billion ($277.8 billion) of international aid to rescue its battered economy. In return, Greece agreed to […]

  5. Words in the news: Memorabilia

    Origin: A collection of rare memorabilia worth about £10m is to be sold to raise money for charity. Jersey collector David Gainsborough Roberts has spent his life collecting everything from Marilyn Monroe’s bra to paintings by Winston Churchill. He said: “I have been collecting for many years, I’m 70 years of age now, I don’t […]