British, American, and both: a history of Halloween words
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British, American, and both: a history of Halloween words

 

The holiday of Halloween has its roots in the British Isles; the word itself (short for All Hallows' Eve, the night before…

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Pronunciation: ˈkatsənˌjamər
noun
confusion; uproar

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The inventive words and worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

 

To celebrate this week’s birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, one of Gothic horror’s most acclaimed authors, here is a brief look…