Neatorama Posts Tagged "vocabulary"
100 Beautiful Words From the English Language That We Should Use More...

Trinity College Library | Image: Nic McPheeWords g...  ...ons that would be great interspersed with our own vocabulary standards, if they aren't already in rotation. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/29/100-Beautiful-Words-From-the-English-Language-That-We-Should-Use-More/
Study: Popular Song Lyrics Are Written at a Third Grade Reading Level—And Are Dropping...

Are you more literate than a third grader? If your...  ...re you more literate than a third grader? If your vocabulary is limited to the most popular songs on the Billb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/22/Study-Popular-Song-Lyrics-Are-Written-at-a-Third-Grade-Reading-LevelAnd-Are-Dropping/
The Newest Dictionary Words...

Merriam-Webster is adding 150 new words to its collegiate dictionary this year. You already know most of them, just from using the internet, even if you don’t use them in your daily spoken language. Some of them ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/The-Newest-Dictionary-Words/
48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names...

[http://youtu.be/-xJQyj8dSCg] (YouTube link)Everything has a name, although many aren't used in everyday life. You, as a Neatoramanaut, probably know some of these names, but you can still learn some new ones in the late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/48-Things-You-Didnt-Know-Had-Names/
Dog Knows 1,022 Words...

My beloved Basset Hound knew a lot of English word...  ...South Carolina, named Chaser, who has the largest vocabulary of any known dog:[Psychologist John W. Pilley] bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/19/dog-knows-1022-words/
Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus Mug...

Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus Mug - $9.95 | T-shirt version Here's the perfect mug for your beloved logophile (lover of words, that is), exclusively available from the NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/13/great-vocab-didnt-save-the-thesaurus-mug/
Monkeys with a Rich Vocabulary

Campbell's monkeys have six basic sounds they make in the wild, but they can string these six sounds together in ways that mean many different things. Researcher Karim Ouattara spent 20 months observing six families of m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/monkeys-with-a-rich-vocabulary/
Gesturing Improves a Toddler's Vocabulary

Susan Goldin-Meadow and Meredith Rowe of Univers...  ...have found a link between gesturing and improved vocabulary in toddlers. We all know that toddlers will...  ...resting was the link between income disparity and vocabulary : Higher-income parents did gesture more and, mor...  ...Science. Then the r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/14/gesturing-improves-a-toddlers-vocabulary/
How War Increases Our Vocabulary

Almost every aspect of war spawns new words, and, over time, many of them slip into everyday use. Sometimes, they even become downright peaceful in the process. For instance, triumph used to mean a victory ceremony for R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/how-war-increases-our-vocabulary/
10 Insulting Words You Should Know...

There is a crisis of insults on the Web. On one hand, the volume of flames is very high yet the quality is poor. Gone are the days of the razor-sharp wit of Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill*, only to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/10-insulting-words-you-should-know/




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