Word of the Week: BAGATELLE

Bagatelle is a homophone as it has more than one meaning. It can refer to an insignificant thing or trifle. It also can refer to a game of billiards or similar game, and lastly it can mean a short … [Read more...]

Word of the Week: PRECIOUS

My Precious!! I think Precious is a great word for Valentine's Day! A friends' son was asked to write on why "Love is the most important thing". He wrote, that Love is not the most important … [Read more...]

Word of the Week: ABATTOIR

I used to work in a research lab that studied cell motility. My Professor noticed that the sperm cells of Ascaris suum use a different protein. Ascaris is a parasitic worm that lives in the … [Read more...]

Word of the Week: BADINAGE

WOOT! Woot! I think I have a new record! 3 weeks in a row!!! Some of you may have noticed that my "Word of the Week", was more like the "word of 'Whenever'". My New Years resolution is to keep my … [Read more...]

Word of the Week: AMBERGRIS

Ambergris is also called floating gold or whale vomit. Sperm whales produce ambergris to help protect their intestines from sharp items they eat such as squid beaks. Although it is called whale … [Read more...]

Word of the Week: DESOLATION

This weeks word is inspired by the Hobbit movie that recently came out. Desolation is the destruction of something. On our way to the movie my son and I were wondering if the "Desolation of Smaug" … [Read more...]