Word of the Day
prolix pro-LIKS; PRO-liks adjective; extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; wordy; Tending to speak or write at excessive length. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
An open source writing aide, Grammark will help with grammar traps, wordiness, transitions, run-ons and other grammar problems.
Number to Know
10: Ben Carlin is the first and only person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 11,000 miles by sea and 39,000 miles by land during a 10-year journey.
This Day in History
May 13, 1958: The trademark Velcro is registered.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Dennis Rodman, retired American basketball player, 53
Daily Quote
“This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” — Dennis Rodman