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.
Here in the United States, medicine is omnipresent. Each day, thousands of Americans take prescription drugs, visit the hospital, and undergo surgery. In 2015, there were 136.9 million emergency room … [Read more...] about On The Origin Of Western Medicine
Less than ten years after the beginning of the War of the First Coalition, self-proclaimed Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte led France abroad to the shores of Northern Egypt to kick off the aptly named War … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Cartouche
Have you ever been nagged? Has someone ever gotten your goat? Ever need someone to step off? You know the feeling of being sockdologized. At least, probably. We don’t exactly know for sure the true … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Sockdologizing
In every good cop show or conspiracy thriller, there is always some kind of map or chart with pins and string connecting a bunch of profiles of individuals to a central theme. Normally we think of … [Read more...] about Words You Don’t Know: Prosopography
The year is 1794. Joseph Dombey, a prominent French botanist, cowers below deck as his ship is boarded by British privateers. While such a thing is not uncommon at the time for ships brave enough to … [Read more...] about Pounds and Pirates: How British Privateers Got Between the US and the SI