I’ve never thought of myself as a Halloween enthusiast. A quick look at the posts I’ve written for Copyediting over the last couple of years, however, reveals the truth. I’m a sucker for fantasy, phantasmagoria, and even a good old-fashioned frightening now and then. The proof:
National Taco Day is one of those unofficial holidays that people love to hate and love to celebrate. Research turns up little information on its creation, but plenty of taco day deals for its celebration each year on October 4.
Although I could find very little about the holiday’s provenance, there’s no shortage of those who are willing to embrace and celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day today. And why not? It’s a simple tasty treat with any number of possible variations.
Although the Fourth of July fell on a Thursday this year, many people are still turning the opportunity into a long holiday weekend filled with friendly gatherings and fun in the great outdoors. Fighting the mosquitos and anticipating the weather isn’t your thing? Here’s a word game that will have you picking a site, gathering your kindling, and stretching your canvas shelter -- all from the comforts of your critter-free, climate-controlled home.
In the Midwest, the dandelions have already gone to seed, their fluff floating across the areas where a week earlier the flowers stood tall and bright and yellow, like lions with perfectly arranged manes. Dandy lions. Are there traces of lion or dandy in the dandelion’s name? Yes and no.