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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.
The Surprising Meaning Behind These 8 Really Weird Words
Don't you just love 'petrichor'? Especially if you're one of the 'bibliobibuli' that feels especially inspired after a good storm? No idea what I'm talking about? Get the definitions of eight weird words here.
Here’s Where Your Favorite Slang Words Actually Came From
10 Old-Fashioned Words That Make You Sound Smart
13 Hilarious Examples of How Not to Use a Thesaurus
We Now Know What SOS Really Stands For
12 Quirky Words That Don’t Have An English Translation — but Totally Should
30 Hilarious Made Up Words You’ll Want to Start Using
Just remember, people might not understand you if you start using these.
10 Funny Vintage Slang Words People Should Start Using Again
In 1909, a British writer recorded thousands of Victorian slang words to make sure they were...
10 Place Names You’ve Been Pronouncing All Wrong
From Patchogue, NY, to La Jolla, CA, here are the 10 tongue-twisting destination names to say...
Dictionary Editors Say This Is the Most Misused Word in the English Language
It's literally the opposite of what you'd expect.
17 Common Food Names You Probably Pronounce Wrong
Fact: 100 percent of people pronounce "sriracha" wrong.
11 International Idioms That Sound Downright Hilarious in English
If you think English idioms sound weird, try wrapping your mind around these strange phrases...
10 Trendy Words You Throw Around But Probably Don’t Understand
Who's not a woke, dystopian dotard these days? Not sure what that means? You're far...
These 13 2018 Dictionary Additions Are the Hardest Words to Spell and Pronounce
Get ready, wordies! That's the new word for word-lover, but not all the new terms...
50 Funny Town Names from Each of the 50 States
From Boring to Slaughterville, read up on America's most unusual city names and their origins.
11 Words and Phrases That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do
Prepare to have your mind blown: Here are just a few of the misleading names...
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.
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
A grumble of pugs, an embarrassment of pandas, a kindle of kittens! The A Compendium...
7 Common Words That Mean the Exact Opposite of What You Think
"Outlaw," "scan," and "irregardless"... you're using them all wrong.
15 Redundant Words That Make You Sound Ignorant
'New Scientist' writer Stanley Newman coined the term “RAS syndrome” in 2001 as a diagnosis for...
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