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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.

Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere
Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

Hashtags, ampersands, and pilcrows, oh my! Grammar nerds, #ReadOn >>

Hilarious Vintage Slang That Will Make You Sound Awesome
Hilarious Vintage Slang That Will Make You Sound Awesome

In 1909, a British writer recorded thousands of Victorian slang words to make sure they were never… >>

7 Commonly Misused Words You Should Get Right
7 Commonly Misused Words You Should Get Right

Did you know that every time you misspeak, a kitten cries? Okay, that's not true. But get these… >>

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. >>

5 Trendy Words That Are Actually Ancient
5 Trendy Words That Are Actually Ancient

Hip dudes have been friending each other for centuries. Legit! >>

Funny Last Words of 13 Notable People
Funny Last Words of 13 Notable People

"Did you hear the one about the guy who died mid-sen " >>

Quiz: Which of These Weird Collections Is Real?
Quiz: Which of These Weird Collections Is Real?

Helixophiles, tyrosemiophiles, oologists: What do they keep in their closets? Take our quiz to see… >>

Funny Animal Names, Group by Group
Funny Animal Names, Group by Group

A grumble of pugs, an embarrassment of pandas, a kindle of kittens! The Compendium of Collective… >>

6 Common Acronyms You'd Never Figure Out
6 Common Acronyms You’d Never Figure Out

These terms had us scratching our heads when we tried to guess what they stood for. How many do you… >>

7 Fancy Words that Make You Sound Smarter
7 Fancy Words that Make You Sound Smarter

In just a few seconds, you can add these pretty words to your vocabulary. How clever! >>

6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent
6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English. >>