Today’s English

Article of the Day

Daily Grammar Lesson

Idiom of the Day

the last thing (one) wants

Something which one absolutely does not want or has no use for.



This Day in History

Today’s Birthday

Today’s Holiday

Jubilee Days Festival

Founded in 1948, Jubilee Days began as a celebration of the harvest and of God’s blessings on the community. It has since become a celebration of the unique heritage of Zion, Illinois. The town was founded in 1901 by the reverend John Alexander Dowie, organizer of the Christian Catholic Church. He died in 1907 and was succeeded by Wilbur Glenn Voliva. Past festivals have included arts and crafts fairs, 5k runs, mayor’s prayer breakfasts, Zion queen’s pageants, Civil War reenactments, and parades.
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Quote of the Day
The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(1860-1935)



Word Trivia

Today’s topic: worry

cark – The noun means “solicitude or sympathetic feeling”; the verb means to fret anxiously or to cause distress or worry. More…

distrait, distraught – Distrait means “absent-minded as a result of apprehension, worry, etc.”—while distraught means “agitated” and “bewildered, distracted.” More…

ish kabbible – Meaning “I should worry,” it is of unknown origin, but is perhaps derived from Yiddish nisht gefidlt, popularized (and perhaps coined) by comedienne Fanny Brice. More…

kedogenous – “Brought about by worry or anxiety.” More…



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