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New York, Phew York: A Scratch-n-Sniff Adventure

Illustration by Tim Probert At first thought, a scratch ‘n’ sniff book with the smells of New York may not seem like the best idea. But Amber C. Jones has captured the good and bad aromas wafting through the city in her first book New York, Phew York: a Scratch-n-Sniff Adventure. Scents include Pizza, bagels, grass, [...]

Save the words: a campaign to keep endangered words from going extinct

There are around 60,000 words in the English language, but today almost everything we say and write is communicated using only about 7,000 of them. Every year, hundreds of underused and forgotten words are dropped from the dictionary. Once hard-working and meaningful words are dying a death of lonely neglect just because we choose to [...]