Martha Stewart Living Radio: The Radio Blog

Entries from the ‘Word of the Day’ Category

Word of the Day: memento

Posted by

A memento is a keepsake, kept not for monetary value or decoration but purely for the memory. From your summer vacation, maybe you’ve saved a menu, a map, [&hellip…

Word of the Day: bazaar

Posted by

A bazaar is one of those places where pretty much anything might be sold. You probably don’t realize this, but every time you say bazaar, you’re using a [&hellip…

Word of the Day: vacation

Posted by

When you leave for vacation, your desk at the office is left empty, in a manner of speaking. Which is why vacation comes from the Latin vanus, meaning [&hellip…

Word of the Day: ocean

Posted by

We define oceans separately, but in fact they’re all connected. So it’s not surprising that ocean originally referred to one body of water. In those days, that made sense. The [&hellip…

Word of the Day: sherbet

Posted by

Sherbet is where an Italian ice meets ice cream. Picture an ice with a very fruity flavor, only it often has egg whites and milk to thicken it. [&hellip…

Word of the Day: homage

Posted by

Homage is a way of honoring another. But what trips up most people is its pronounciation. Homage is frequently spoken with a silent H: OM-age. Or, in an [&hellip…

Word of the Day: tome

Posted by

The refined-sounding tome is often invoked, but rarely correctly. A tome is a section of a much larger book. We know this because it’s Latin root means “to [&hellip…

Word of the Day: spoom

Posted by

Though close in spelling to the instrument it’s eaten with, spoom is a different word entirely. This summertime treat makes great use of the season’s fruits. Just purée [&hellip…