Many people believe that Ms. is a title for unmarried women. While men in America are called Mr. their entire lives, women are traditionally referred to as Miss before being married and Mrs. after … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know : Ms.
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At the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, Imperial China was larger than the United States, and filled to capacity with revolutionary sentiment. After a century of humiliation at the hands of … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Tuchan
Before the Age of Discovery, the borders of the western world were teeming with far-off mysteries and legends. Some ancient and classical cartographers and explorers were remarkably correct in their … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Cynocephaloi
The new American nation was, at its birth, an experiment surrounded by experiments. Across the Atlantic, Napoleon led Revolutionary France on a spree that destroyed much of the old world order. Across … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Dambargo
The concept of a villain conjures up an evil tax collector, a pompous dictator, or a Snidely Whiplash type. While the general antagonists in western culture that face off against the heroes have … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Villain
Before international standardization boards regulated everything from street signs to keyboards, individual cultures and cities had to regulate things themselves. For specific industries, the number … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Ell