There's a powerful story behind today's Dictionary.com 'Word of the Day' squib
Words are powerful beyond measure, but they hold different meanings for each person.
With that truth in mind, Save the Children — an international organization that fights for children's rights – enlisted the help of Dictionary.com to show how definitions can vary under different circumstances.
On Thursday, Dictionary.com chose "SOS," a noun defined as “any call for help,” as its Word of the Day to raise awareness of the 357 million children currently living in conflict zones around the world.
In a new report titled The War on Children, Save the Children found that one in six kids around the world live within 30 miles of a conflict zone. The 15% of children in the world affected by war — in places like Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia — encounter dangerous challenges that have a major impact on their housing situations, family members, education, and leisure activities. Read more...