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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.
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 forgotten. Now it's your turn to use them.
The Surprising Meaning Behind These 8 Really Weird Words
15 Redundant Words That Make You Sound Ignorant
9 Everyday Idioms You’re Getting Wrong
Dictionary Editors Say This Is the Most Misused Word in the English Language
10 Irritating Phrases You Should Never Write in Emails
27 Hilarious (but Totally Real) Names for Groups of Animals
A grumble of pugs, an embarrassment of pandas, a kindle of kittens! The A Compendium...
25 Ways to Make Your Vocabulary Funnier
Cut the malarkey. A few seconds with these words, and you'll be the funniest slangwhanger...
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...
20 Funny Phrases That Are Definitely Worth Memorizing
If you’re caught in an uncomfortable or annoying situation, sometimes the best way to...
11 Irregular Plural Words That Sound Completely Wrong—But Aren’t
We all know irregular plurals like "geese" and "mice." But have you ever heard of "...
11 Words and Phrases That Used to Be Insults—but Are Now Compliments
From bad to mad to geek, there's no endorsement stronger than one of these inverted compliments!
8 Funny Words You’d Think Were Completely Made Up—and What They Really Mean
Don’t be a macaronic pronk! (To decode what that means, read on.)
10 Almost-Extinct Words You Should Start Using Right Away
Whenever the dictionary gets updated, some words face the chopping block. If you would be...
9 Funny Words to Improve Your Vocabulary
Before there was "swag" there was "Quagswag," and the world was a better place for...
11 Adjectives Everyone Should Use More Often
Some have been pushed to the back of your vocabulary. Others are just plain fun...
11 British Words and Sayings That Everyone in the World Should Know
Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of...
7 Simple Sentences That Drive English Speakers Crazy
These "garden path sentences" will make you rip your hair out.
10 Fancy Words That Make You Sound Smarter
In just a few seconds, you can add these pretty words to your vocabulary. How clever!
10 Famous Phrases You Never Knew Were Trademarked
Some are phrases you hear on a surprisingly regular basis. Others are a bit more creative.
The Origins of 14 Commonly Used Phrases
You use these idioms all the time, but did you ever think about where they came from?
9 Common Sayings That Are Actually Total Nonsense
ALWAYS cry over spilled milk, NEVER pick the low-hanging fruit, and 7 more common sayings improved...
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Can You Guess the Most Common Letters in the English Language?
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The One Word You Need Permission to Use in the United Kingdom
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