Luxury car brands have been busy creating niche vehicle segments over the past decade or so, and the Mercedes-Benz X-Class essentially creates another: the global luxury ute. Global is a key word, as America had the Lincoln Blackwood and Cadillac Escalade EXT at the start of this century – with mixed success. Mercedes-Benz Argentina even […]
Today, the unlinkable OED is featuring these "recently published" words:Funk. "Betwixt decks there can hardlie a man fetch his breath by reason there ariseth such a funke in the night that it causes putrefaction of bloud." W. Capps in 1623, quoted in Philip Alexander Bruce "Economic History of Virginia" (1896).Disaffectedly. Show More Summary
... but by Chan Romero:Here's the Beatles version.As noted in the meandering update to the Megyn Kelly post, below, the Chan Romero recording was the first song where we heard the word "hippie" (spelled "hippy" on the label).The first...Show More Summary
Y u no step away? Sometimes, words don’t do a sports moment justice. This is one of those times. James Johnson absolutely obliterated Victor Oladipo during the Miami Heat’s Saturday night matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Here’s another...Show More Summary
I just ran across the word dolerite in the excellent science fiction novel Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (thanks, Songdog!), and of course I looked it up and found that it was sort of synonymous with diabase, both meaning ‘a dark, fine-grained igneous rock’ (you can see the gory details at the Wikipedia article: “Diabase […]
Authored by Christopher Cole via Artemis Capital Management, A full version of the article is available on the Artemis website. Volatility and the Alchemy of Risk The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning ‘tail devourer’, is the ancient symbol of a snake consuming its own body in perfect symmetry. Show More Summary
When Donald Trump heard the words he spoke this week to a grieving pregnant widow repeated back to him, even he seemed to grasp how horrific they were. “Didn't say what that congresswoman said—didn't say it at all," Trump charged Wednesday, his arms crossed defiantly at a White House meeting. Show More Summary
Eight months ago, engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post describing a culture of sexism and sexual harassment throughout Uber. Her words set off a firestorm at Uber that led to the ouster of founder Travis Kalanick as CEO, predated...Show More Summary
A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."
When you hear the words "Range Rover," you think rugged luxury; a wood and leather-lined SUV fighting its way through an inhospitable desert. Or perhaps that of a 4X4 towing a horse trailer on its way to a dressage competition. Either way, a Range Rover must be refined, luxurious, and highly capable. Show More Summary
A heartwarming moment from New Jersey.
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody [Sings] You: Tributing Blackness By Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Boy, you sound like Nat King Cole” -- these words from Gregory Porter’s mother are how the Grammy Award winning singer remembers being introduced to Nat King Cole as a child. Show More Summary
A crowd of about 14,381 took over for Lauralie Mufute when the Jersey City youngster forgot the words at the song’s midpoint.
Hillary Clinton is pretty funny describing being forced by protocol to attend Trump's “weird [UNCHRISTIAN WORD]” inauguration. pic.twitter.com/QNMGi4PPIG — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 20, 2017 (h/t commentor LAMH36). …Yeah, not without good reason. Apart from remembering we’re not alone, what’s on the agenda for the day / weekend?
East Asia is tense. North Korea is lobbing missiles over Japan and engaging in a war of words with the United States. China is flexing its muscle as its leader, Xi Jinping, consolidates his power. Against that backdrop, Japanese voters are expected to stick with the status quo Sunday in a snap...
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SACRAMENTO — The Orange County deputy sheriffs’ union president, in a Monday interview with the Orange County Register, made a shockingly cynical statement about the men and women he represents. His words probably were meant as a rhetorical device to muscle county taxpayers into paying some controversial workers’ compensation claims, but I was nonetheless floored […]
"I don’t want to say the quarantine word, but I guess I just said it,” said Georgia state lawmaker Betty Price.
The star of truTV’s “At Home With Amy Sedaris” talks about her cupcake rules, the magic of cheese balls and why her entertaining days are behind her.
Super Mario Odyssey originally ran at 720p when docked, but Nintendo said they were working to improve that. After that, Digital Foundry found the resolution of the game when docked had been increased to 900p. In other words, we've seen...Show More Summary