Word of the Day
|Definition:||To moderate or restrain (words) for the sake of politeness and decorum; euphemize.|
Idiom of the Day
|A general sentiment of suspicion of wrongdoing or illegality.|
Loi KrathongLoi Krathong, an ancient festival held under a full moon throughout Thailand, is considered to be the loveliest of the country's festivals. After sunset, people make their way to the water to launch small lotus-shaped banana-leaf or paper boats, each holding a lighted candle, a flower, joss sticks, and a small coin. Loi means "to float" and Krathong is a "leaf cup" or "bowl." One legend linked to the origins of this festival holds that it celebrates the lotus blossoms that sprang up when the Buddha took his first baby steps. More...
Quote of the Day
He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favor of two.
Today's topic: uniform
doughboy - The small round doughnuts served to sailors in the 19th century were called doughboys—and they resembled the round buttons on the sailors' uniforms—so the sailors came to be known as this. More...