The Dailies

Word of the Day

Patter (n./v., pat-TURR)

A light tapping sound. Repeated. Rain on an awning.

To move with quick, light steps. Sneaking through the house at night.

To speak quickly and shallowly. A boardwalk street vendor.

The jargon of a group. Military acronyms. Tech terms. Statistic names.

Gif of the Day

The gif above and many others are the work of Matthias Brown, who does a lot of rotoscoping and tracing.

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Link of the Day

The frequency of English words

Interesting little video from Abacaba illustrating the most common words in the English language, then showing the most common by length:

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