Monthly Archive: February 2021

Word Archaeology: exscind

This word, first used about 1662, means to cut off or cut out (similar to “excise”). It’s derived from the Latin “excscindere” (to destroy or tear...


Feb. 22, 1929: James Hong

On this day in 1929, actor James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minn. He’s played many East Asian roles in movies and television since the 1950s,...