Word of the Week

An unusual word is taught every week, complete with pronunciation and definition.


WHEEPLE Whee-ple Intransitive Verb: To whistle or cry out feebly. Transitive Verb: To give forth a shrill cry or whistle. Dialectic verb used in British English. Harry used to annoy his co-workers when he would wheeple the 1-800-Cars-for-Kids jingle for hours at a time.

My Word! February 9

Bromide (bro-mide) Noun This one has two meanings: 1. A trite or obvious remark. 2. Any compound of the element bromide and another metal. These drugs were sometimes used as sedatives or paralytics. John just kept repeating the phrase, “follow your dreams” until it had become a meaningless bromide. Tennessee has been having trouble obtaining…