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Career Ascension or Career Advancement?

Brandon from Lewes, Delaware, is eager to move up the career ladder, and has been telling people he seeks a path to ascension within a company. Is ascension the right word to use in this case? A better choice would be advancement. Generally...

Episode 1591

Pushing the Envelope

Sure, there’s winter, spring, summer, and fall. But the seasons in between have even more poetic names. In Alaska, greenup describes a sudden, dramatic burst of green after a long, dark winter. And there are many, many terms for a cold snap...

supercheck

supercheck  n.— «The Delaware State Police have been conducting secret background checks of some gun owners since 2001, a process known as “superchecks” that may violate federal law. The checks have resulted in confiscation of...

Delaware effect

Delaware effect  n.— «The Irish government has thrown everybody (and that includes Sarkozy and Merkel) off track by guaranteeing every last penny in its banks. The risks run by this kind of unilateral action inside the European Union are...

Uncle Dupey

Uncle Dupey  n.— «Many newcomers to Delaware work for what’s now the state’s main source of employment, credit card banks. Old-school Delawareans are more likely to have roots in the chemical industry, long dominated by the DuPont Co...