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Grommets Chotchkies Knick-Knacks Trinkets

Grommets Chotchkies Knick-Knacks Trinkets

Grommets, chotchkies, knick-knacks, and trinkets are all slang words for small decorative objects, usually with sentimental value to the owner. Read More

Gubernatorial

Gubernatorial is the adjective used when referring to a governor. If Arnold Schwartzenneger was on the beach, you could say gubernatorial swim trunks. Read More
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of symbols devised to represent the sounds of human language with a 1:1 sound:symbol correspondence. Read More
It's vs. Its

It's vs. Its

It's and Its are often misused and confused in written English. It's means it is while its is the possessive pronoun meaning something belongs to something. Read More

Landlubbers

A landlubber is someone who has no knowledge of boats or the sea. Lubber (noun) referring to a clumsy, lazy, or all around inexperienced person with boats. Read More

Malayalam

Malayalam is the language of Kerala in South India. It is the only language whose name (written in English) is also a palandrome. Read More

Non Sequitur

Non sequitur occurs in speech when someone says something completely random. It is a statement that is in no way associated to the previous subject. Read More

Noodling (Fishing)

Noodling Fishing is an act of fishing barehanded. Primarily done in the South and usually for catfish. The fisherman will try to grab the fish by the gills. Read More

Noodling (Music)

Noodling Music can be heard primarily in the jam band scene. Noodling occurs when a band drifts from the song into an improvised free-form jam. Read More

OCD

OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. This is a serious mental disorder but the acronym is often used as slang for a person who is interested in order. Read More
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