‘Lordy’ and ‘Contemporaneous’ Searches Spike as a Result of Comey Hearing

‘Lordy’ and ‘Contemporaneous’ Searches Spike as a Result of Comey Hearing

It seems that Merriam-Webster has been very busy lately, especially in light of the election and the recent James Comey hearing. Every time a word was spoken that people weren’t too familiar with, the dictionary saw a spike in searches. From Braggadocious to big-league, it’s safe to say we’ve all been confused.   On Thursday, James Comey testified to the Sentate Intelligence Community and used a few special words of his own, which resulted in an insane spike on Merriam-Webster.    Here it is: https://t.co/IgqOb5hPN2 #ComeyHearing https://t.co/7Xkxw37lVt — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017   And more!    ? Trending now: probative, …

You Can Now Control Your TV with a ‘Harry Potter’ Wand

You Can Now Control Your TV with a ‘Harry Potter’ Wand

So you’re sitting there thinking, “What else in this world do I need that’s Harry Potter related?” Well, look no further. There’s now a Harry Potter inspired remote…in the shape of a wand. Are you tired of the same old rectangular remotes? Wish you could pretend to be a wizard? Now’s your chance.  Take hold of this wand, feel the magic run through you, and Accio TV channel!!    Image courtesy of Giphy    As one reviewer on Amazon stated, “I Am A Muggle NO MORE!!!” And it’s true! With a flick of your wrist, this wand can change your channel, …

Quiz: Can You Finish These ‘Harry Potter’ Quotes?

Quiz: Can You Finish These ‘Harry Potter’ Quotes?

Some of us have read Harry Potter from cover to cover, but I’m pretty sure we can’t recite it word for word like this woman. Anyways, I’m sure we’ll do alright finishing quotes from the series, right? Harry Potter is an extremely quotable series, so take this quiz and see if you can finish the quotes!                  Featured image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2sjOYfc

Quiz: Can You Name the Author by Their Face?

Quiz: Can You Name the Author by Their Face?

It’s easy to recognize a name of an author and connect it to their work, but can you name them from their face? We don’t always recognize the faces of authors unless we’ve done extensive research on them or have seen their face many times before. Take this quiz to see if you can name all 10 of these authors just from their pictures!              Featured image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2sH9C6a

10 TV Shows and Movies That Should Definitely Be Books

10 TV Shows and Movies That Should Definitely Be Books

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We always talk about which books should be adapted to the screen, but we never speak on the TV shows and movies that should be adapted into books! It’s true, most books are transformed on screen and rarely do we see it the other way around. Books have a plethora of detail to make a good movie out of, but there might be some embellishing that needs to be done if going the other way.    I’ve thought long and hard on this and I think these 10 TV shows and movies should be made into books so we can …