The 82nd annual Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show will take over Wisconsin State Fair Park’s Expo Center March 9–12. Stephen Buzza, Event Director of the Milwaukee Sports Show, joins us to talk about what you can expect from this year’s expo. Then we discuss Dictionary.com’s new words. And how the new American Girl Dolls are really showing Kristin’s age.
The 82nd annual Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show will take over Wisconsin State Fair Park’s Expo Center March 9th–12th.
Find it all at State Fair Park for the 82nd year of the Sports Show. There will be fishing tips at a 5,000-gallon aquarium, a trophy deer contest, a fastest retriever contest, and an archery tournament. You can also expect to see some traditional favorites, like the huge Trout Pond and Lumberjack Show. And don’t forget the more than 100 vendors showcasing the best they have to offer. There’s so much to explore, you just might want to attend multiple days!
Throughout the year, Dictionary.com’s lexicographers document language changes. Wherever words start to change, they are there to help, “define the terms that help us to understand our times”.
The reference website has added 313 new words, 130 new definitions for existing entries and revised 1,140 definitions. Many of these newly-added words and phrases reflect the way the Internet has added to or changed the English language.
Some of our favorites include:
For most girls who grew up in the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s, we remember what a huge deal American Girl dolls were. The outfits. The accessories. The history. Emphasis on history… Does 1999 feel like HISTORY to you?
American Girl’s historical collection has spanned from Kaya (whose story is set in 1764) to Courtney (set in 1986. Until now. While Courtney references recent enough history to inspire some raised eyebrows, it was nothing compared to the recent announcement that the newest additions to the “historical collection” are Isabel and Nicki Hoffman, twin sisters living in Seattle in… 1999.
Regardless of how old it made Kristin feel, hats off to American Girl for nailing the accessories—from the blow chair bought from Spencers to the Tamagotchi, it really brought her back to middle school.
In the meantime, if you were an American Girl girl, definitely check out The Dolls of Our Lives podcast.