How Many Kangaroo Words Can You Find?

Kangaroo words have hidden joeys in their pouches.

A kangaroo’s offspring is known as a “joey”, and carries it in its body pouch until the joey is ready to come out. Similarly, a kangaroo word has its joey, and it carries the joey until we point it out. A kangaroo word is a word that has the letters to make a synonym or antonym of itself. If it’s an antonym, it is known as an anti-kangaroo word. (more…)

What the Metamorphosis of a Butterfly Can Teach Us

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Imaginal cells work together to overcome old ways.

Surfing the Internet I stumbled upon a rather novel metaphor for transformation. Many have heard the metaphor of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. However, I’ve never explored the intricacies that allowed such a transformation, specifically in the biological aspect—until now. (more…)

Does President Trump Have a Euonym?

Whether you support him or dislike him, one thing you may have noticed is that President Trump talks a lot about winning. During one of his rallies, he even said that under his presidency we would be winning so much that we would get tired of winning. It’s like an obsession he has; this man just likes winning. Who doesn’t? (more…)

Why Do We Say We “Fall in Love”?

The phrase “falling in love” has its tacit meaning.

Falling in love is an oxymoron. It doesn’t sound like a pleasant experience because when one falls, they always get scraped and bruised—hurt.  However, it seems as if the romantic enjoys the pain as they keep searching for love again and again, only to fall harder each time. Perhaps I’m jumping to conclusions. After all, one doesn’t just fall on their own volition; it kind of just happens—accidentally. And, some would say, that is exactly how one falls for another, by happenstance. (more…)

Martin Luther King is Moses at the Mountaintop | Analysis of “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

Martin Luther King’s I’ve Been to the Mountaintop was delivered April 3, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. It was the last speech he gave before being fatally shot the next day. King gave this speech at the Mason Temple, during the Memphis sanitation strike, which began in February earlier that year. (more…)