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15 Fascinating Facts About Dictionaries That Will Make You Want to Pick One Up

From dropped words to fake definitions, learn fun facts, hearsay, and scandal about our most useful language resource, and the words that make it up.

33 Middle School Vocabulary Words Adults Still Get Wrong

Think you have a strong vocabulary? See how many of these common 8th grade reading words you can recognize when...


10 Funny Typos in Famous Works of Literature

Even grammar sticklers should be able to forgive the editors for these notorious (and often hilarious) goofs.


Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day

A daily dose of reading can do wonders for your memory, health, and relationships.


13 Words You Will Never Hear the Royal Family Say

Some terms are considered too improper to be spoken by royalty. In her book Watching the English, social anthropologist Kate...


17 Famous Company Names You’re Actually Pronouncing All Wrong

Most businesses could not care less how you say their name as long as you spell your name correctly on...

10 Beautiful Words That Should Make a Comeback

Listen up, language lovers. Increase your vocabulary with these pretty words that roll off the tongue.


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Royal Wedding Lingo You Need to Know Before the Big Day

While the world awaits the royal nuptials of the U.K.'s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, engage yourself in our list...


Here Is the CORRECT Way to Pronounce Dr. Seuss (and 17 Other Popular Author Names)

Most people mispronounce Dr. Seuss (hint: it doesn't rhyme with moose). Learn the correct way to say his name, plus...


12 Things Only Full-Fledged Bookworms Will Understand

Forgetting to eat, counting down the days until the next release, having a crush on a fictional character—it's all just...

We Corrected the Grammar of 10 Classic Songs—And Made Them Way Worse

Actually, Janis, I think you mean, "Bobby McGee and I."