Category: Wednesday Words

Words from Mount Rushmore – Thomas Jefferson

Mount Rushmore is known as the “Shrine of Democracy,” an iconic symbol of the United States carved into the southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the design depicting …

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Words from Mount Rushmore – George Washington

Mount Rushmore is known as the “Shrine of Democracy,” an iconic symbol of the United States carved into the southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the design depicting …

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Winter Quotes – Judythe Morgan

 

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Winter Quotes – Susan Orlean

 

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Winter Quotes – Steinbeck

 

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Winter Quotes – Kahlil Gibran

 

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Christmas Vocabulary – Deck the halls

This Christmas phrase is easy  to understand. When you say, “It’s time to deck the halls,” you mean putting out holiday decorations. But did you realize the phrase can be traced back to a 16th century Welsh drinking …

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Christmas Vocabulary – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Mistletoe has always been a magical, mysterious, and sacred plant of folklore since the time of the Druids. This Christmas phrase refers to a tradition of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe that probably dates to the ancient winter …

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Christmas Vocabulary – Bah, Humbug!

Christmas comes with its own vocabulary. I thought it’d be fun to share the origin and meaning of some of the more popular phrases like this one. Who wants to hear this phrase, which means disgust for the …

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