• love,  nerd,  Valentine's Day,  writing

    It’s Valentine’s Day, get out your…dictionary?

    I am such a nerd. As if I needed more confirmation of this, I had reason to look up the word “euphemism” this week, and turned to Merriam Webster online. Just under the word, it said “Euphemism is currently in the top 1% of lookups and is the 202nd most popular word on Merriam-Webster.com. See a list of the most popular words?” Um, yes. This took me to the most fabulous list of words, including things like “esoteric”, “duplicity”, “didactic”, “comradery”, and “plebian.” However, I notice that the most looked-up work this week and today is “love.” Gag. Really? People actually turn to the dictionary on or around Valentine’s Day…