Monday, October 20, 2008

You'd think this word had been coined for the way Barack moved during the debates...

...but no: according to, OBAMBULATE means to walk around. Check out the citation below from


verb tr.: To walk about.
From Latin ob- (towards, against) + ambulare (to walk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ambhi- (around) that is also the source of ambulance, alley, preamble, and bivouac. The first print citation of the word is from 1614.

This week, is featuring words that could describe the presidential candidates. I'll be back with others that I find interesting.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Here's another fun word activity

Hangmania is an online game of hangman. You have 7 chances to solve each puzzle. Guessing the same letter twice does not count against you, but there is no visual record of what you've guessed as you play. You pick categories: countries, stars, Movies, etc. and play within those confines. Try it at: and see if it doesn't help exercise your brain for the Bee.