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I am in Vermont! It has horses!

May 30, 2010

Today’s word is Hippophilia. But not in an Equus way.

Photos by Eric Walton.

New on TheGloss: The Benefits of Lady-Aging

May 29, 2010

Spelling Word of the Day: like a diplomat

May 29, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]L E G A T E[/spoiler]

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Spelling Word of the Day: the Bible’s against it

May 28, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]G O S S I P R Y[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: how to be ladylike

May 27, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]E R U C T A T I O N[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: very, very grave

May 26, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]G R A V A M E N[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: this is why we hold the bee in a bar

May 25, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]O E N O P H I L E[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: the word really looks like two words describing the feeling it denotes

May 24, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]M E G R I M[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: I’m really kind of giving it away with the clue in this one

May 23, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]U T A H R A P T O R[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: it’s rainy in England and they have a lot of words for coats

May 22, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]C A G O U L E[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Monday Math Problem: The Answer to “Mischievous Multiples”

May 21, 2010

Every Monday, I’ll be posting a math problem on this site; every Friday, I’ll post the answer to that week’s problem. Here is Monday’s problem again — click “Read More” for the explanation, and then come back Monday for a new quantitative challenge!

This Week’s Math Problem:

The Abingdon twins, the Bernstein twins, the Cullen triplets, and the Dalton twins are all lining up, in a single row, for a photo. All of the multiples really are identical — that is, the photographer cannot tell any multiple from his/her siblings. As such, the kids think it’s funny to switch places with their own siblings every time the photographer turns his back. In how many distinct combinations can the kids rearrange themselves from their original lineup without the cameraman noticing anything funny?

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Spelling Word of the Day: not to mention the thing I’m really mentioning

May 21, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:
[spoiler]P A R A L I P S I S[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

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May 21, 2010

Spelling Word of the Day: odes and panegyrics

May 20, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Show” to see the answer.

The Answer:

[spoiler]P A E A N[/spoiler]

Go here to learn more about the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. Bookmark this page for spelling bee words only.

Spelling Word of the Day: like that one season of “Dallas”

May 19, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is a spelling bee Jen and bobby were hired to host for Ryan McGinness’s “50 Parties” event series.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, place your mouse over the black bar to see the answer.

The Answer:

O N E I R I C

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