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Brewer's: Folk

Latin, vulg' (the common people); German, volk; Dutch, volch; Saxon, folc; Danish, folk. Folk and vulgar are variants of the same word. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

White

A colorful world is a world of meaning because people have always used color as symbols. Here are some of the ways fashion and color have connected. The Aztecs of Mexico taught the Spanish ho…

"It Cuts Both Ways"

"There was for a long time what used to be called, euphemistically, the 'colored elite'... light skinned black folks who descended from masters and slaves and who got educated and g…

Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade

Swingers2 Days in the ValleyVideos.com; $14.95Short; NRDirector: George HickenlooperCast: Billy Bob Thornton, Molly Ringwald and J. T. Walsh The oft-repeated line (intoned, of course, with the…

The White Snake

The White Snake A long time ago there lived a king who was famed for his wisdom through all the land. Nothing was hidden from him, and it seemed as if news of the most secret things was brough…

White Roses

White RosesWhile the travellers refreshed, and Mrs President struggled into her best gown, Josie ran into the garden to gather flowers for the brides. The sudden arrival of these interesting b…

Writing Well: Write This Way

Write This WayWriting WellIn the Hot Seat: Writing Under PressureWhat's the Big Idea?Write This WayThe Golden RulesWhen the Meter's RunningPanic in the Streets Here's an excellent essay writt…

Best Ways to Stay in Touch With Friends

Whether you live down the street from each other or across the country, maintaining friendships after the school year is over is hard work. Likely you and your friends have busy schedules, dif…

Brewer's: Folk Fairies

lso called “people,” “neighbours,” “wights.” The Germans have their kleine volk (little folk), the Swiss their hill people and earth people. The little f…