The Dark Side of Mother Goose

by • April 30, 2015

Murder, torture, mass death by plague…not exactly the stuff of children’s literature, right? Actually, if you read the rhymes of Mother Goose, it is. Most people don’t realize the macabre history of these innocuous-sounding rhymes, but dig beneath the surface, and you’ll find Mother Goose poetry is… MORE →

A Daily Dose of Poetry: Day 20

by • April 29, 2015

Help us to celebrate National Poetry Month; share this poem with your friends! Lewis Carroll is well-known for his Wonderland tales. However, Carroll is also a skilled poet. “Jabberwocky” is perhaps the most famous and is popular largely due to the way Carroll played with nonsensical words… MORE →

Funny Phrases: Whet Your Appetite

by • April 28, 2015

It’s no wonder that many people misspell the phrase “whet your appetite.” After all, your mouth waters when your appetite is stirred, so why wouldn’t the phrase be spelled as “wet your appetite”? In its most literal sense, “whet” means to sharpen like you would a knife… MORE →