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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.
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14 of the Toughest Tongue Twisters in the English Language
How many of these can you say without stumbling?
6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent
Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.
Dictionary Editors Say This Is the Most Misused Word in the English Language
It's literally the opposite of what you'd expect.
25 Words That Can Make You Instantly Funnier
Cut the malarkey. A few seconds with these words, and you'll be the funniest slangwhanger...
27 Hilarious (but Totally Real) Names for Groups of Animals
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7 Common Words That Mean the Exact Opposite of What You Think
"Outlaw," "scan," and "irregardless"... you're using them all wrong.
The Surprising Meaning Behind These 8 Really Weird Words
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15 Redundant Words That Make You Sound Ignorant
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9 Everyday Idioms You’re Getting Wrong
The cat's out of the bag—idioms can be tricky, even for native English speakers.
10 Irritating Phrases You Should Never Write in Emails
Whether you're addressing people at work or sending out the details for the next family...
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...
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.)
20 Funny Phrases That Are Definitely Worth Memorizing
If you’re caught in an uncomfortable or annoying situation, sometimes the best way to...
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...
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11 Adjectives Everyone Should Use More Often
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10 Fancy Words That Make You Sound Smarter
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