The Word of the Month


December 2018

Cartoon by Gymglish


Eve: Fancy word for "evening", the period after the afternoon, but before night.

Also: The day before a holiday or big event: Ex: Christmas eve, New Year's eve, the eve of battle.

Eves in the news

On the eve of 2019, a period of family, warmth and reflection, meditate on the joys of 2018: riots, tsunamis, government dysfunction, political soap operas, wildfires, rising populism, and some remarkably dumb tweets.

All about Eve

The New Year is sometimes symbolized by a giant baby, much like the current US government.

Eve, the biblical matriarch, was created by God using Adam's rib, then tricked by a male snake. Eve would spend the rest of her life searching for justice.

Common New Year's resolutions

  • Join the gym
  • Stop smoking
  • Stop smoking at the gym
  • Delete Facebook
  • Call Mom
  • Delete Mom's Facebook

Luckily, these usually only last 3 weeks. Vive la résolution and Happy New Year!

The Word of the Month is created by Gymglish, online English lessons. If you like our style, try them for free.

In partnership with Le Monde