Why settle for ubiquitous pet names like “honey,” “sweetie,” and “darling” when you could woo your beloved with lesser-known noms d’amour that capture the truest essence of your romance? Check out our guide to determine which pet name you should work into your lexicon this Valentine’s Day.
The bizarre offspring of Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Latin dialects, English is a minefield of spelling risks. At Dictionary.com, we get a peek into misspellings from the 3.6 billion searches on our site every year. Here are eight misspellings that increased in search volume in 2013, reflecting the perpetual slipperiness of English sounds and some of the central events of the year.
Have you ever felt so inspired by a good book that you wanted to break into song? Many bands and recording artists have acted on that impulse by working elements of their favorite novels, short stories, or poems into their musical repertoires. Here are a few of our favorite salutes to literature in popular music.
Genre classification can be exquisitely specific. There’s a word to describe science fiction that takes place in futuristic industrial dystopias, as well as a term for historical fiction focusing on warriors of ancient China. Next time you’re looking for something to read, consider choosing a book from one of the following subgenres.