Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Only one phoenix was said to have lived at a time. This gold and red bird, always a male, lived in Arabia. Each phoenix lived for exactly 500 years, and when it was about to die, it gathered twigs and spices and built a nest. Then the phoenix sat on the nest and waited patiently for a ray of sun to set the nest on fire.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Interregnum
 
Pronunciation: \ˌin-tə-ˈreg-nəm\
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a period when normal government is suspended, especially between successive reigns or regimes.
 
2) an interval or pause.
 
Etymology: late 16th century (denoting temporary rule between reigns or during suspension of normal government): from Latin, from inter- ‘between’ + regnum ‘reign.’

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Equivoque
 
Pronunciation: /ˈekwəvōk,ˈēkwəˌvōk/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2) a play on words; pun.
3) double meaning; ambiguity.
 
Etymology: Equivoque entered English in the late 1300s, and was originally spelled equivoc. It derives from the Late Latin term aequivocus meaning “ambiguous.”