Funny Words

Word nerds, rejoice: These articles featuring funny words will help you sound smarter, improve your vocabulary, and make you the most interesting person in the room.

The 8 Most Annoying Phrases in the English Language
The 8 Most Annoying Phrases in the English Language

With all due respect: strike these insincere aphorisms from your lexicon, or you'll be sorry at the… >>

How Many of These Weird Phobias Have You Heard Of?
How Many of These Weird Phobias Have You Heard Of?

They may sound absurd, but they're all completely real—and shockingly common. >>

5 Power Words to Instantly Get What You Want
5 Power Words to Instantly Get What You Want

Trying to persuade a boss, a client, or even a family member to take your advice? These five words… >>

10 Words That Mean the Opposite of What They Used to Mean
10 Words That Mean the Opposite of What They Used to Mean

Thanks to cultural changes, incorrect translations, and a host of other reasons, word meanings… >>

9 Funny Words You Need to Know in the 21st Century
9 Funny Words You Need to Know in the 21st Century

Learn how to talk your way into, or out of, any situation the 21st century has to offer. We… >>

8 Funny Words You’d Swear Were Fake
8 Funny Words You’d Swear Were Fake

Don’t be a macaronic pronk! (To decode what that means, read on.) >>

5 Funny Words You Use That Were Made Up by Presidents
5 Funny Words You Use That Were Made Up by Presidents

Turns out our leaders have quite the lexicons. Find out which presidents’ choice words have stuck… >>

12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible
12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible

No book in history has contributed more phrases to the English language than the King James Bible… >>

Experts Explain Why Certain Words Sound Fat
Experts Explain Why Certain Words Sound Fat

It's not just you: researchers say humans literally size up words based on how they sound. >>

5 Weird Corporate-Speak Phrases You Might Actually Use
5 Weird Corporate-Speak Phrases You Might Actually Use

So "tech speak" from the '90s is finally entering our everyday vocabulary. >>