Moneys and monies are plural forms of the word money, which already acts as a plural itself. The -ys or -ies spelling depends on your stylebook or your personal preference, but it isn’t common that you need to use either. Usually, money is all you need.
On this day in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state, staggering the rows of stars on the flag and those looking for cheap domestic flights to paradise.
If an Island Hoppers tour isn’t in your immediate future, you can still celebrate Statehood Day: pick a ukulele playlist, grab a Kona coffee (or a Blue Hawaii), and unscramble these dozen words associated with Hawaii.
Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution states, in part, that "[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." When that amendment was ratified in 1868, the primary purpose of Section I was to bestow American citizenship on the country's nearly four million newly freed slaves following the Civil War, granting them, at least on paper, the same ri
Thanks to clear skies and a waning crescent moon, the annual Perseid meteor shower is giving us quite a show this year. If you couldn’t catch a falling star at the peak of the shower — in the wee hours of yesterday morning — you may still see some shooting tonight and tomorrow night. Experts say to seek a rural spot where the lights of a city won’t interfere and to look to the northeast.
It surprised no one that last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate sent Twitter into a tizzy. While the sentiments if many of those tweets were the predictable mud-slinging, faulty logic, and one-sided rhetoric heard during every presidential election, one relatively new epithet was making the rounds that night: cuckservative.
Assent and ascent are two soundalike words that are just uncommon enough that we might stumble over the spellings. The sc combination in the one that involves climbing mimics the first two letters of scale, which as a verb means to climb something. The words ascent and scale are ultimately related through the Latin scandere, to climb.
To give your assent means you are agreeable. Assent is an indication that you are going along with the plan, and not being a stubborn ass.
We've seen some record-setting extremes of precipitation around the country this summer. While record amounts of rain have fallen in cities in Texas, Vermont, and throughout the Midwest, cities in Montana, Oregon, Washington, and California were seeing record dry spells.
At times it seems as if, at any given moment, the part of the country that isn't hoping for rain is hoping for the rain to stop.