‘Possum’ and ‘opossum’ are sometimes synonyms—but sometimes they refer to different animals. (Also, there’s a chance you've been pronouncing ‘opossum’ wrong all along.)
The dictionary’s new words range from acronyms like ‘CODA’ to slang like ‘sh**housery.”
You use your hands every day to do thousands of things, but have you ever wondered why you refer to your fingers by names like 'thumb' and 'pinky'?
After a just little consideration, these word origins seem obvious once you know them.
Memorize these terms so you can sound like a native.