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Sometimes you just need a good laugh…and if that time is now, you’ve come to the right place! From funny stories to jokes to puns to riddles and everything in between, we can guarantee that you’ll soon be in good humor.

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100 Funny Words You Probably Don’t Know

Do you think you have a good vocabulary? We can guarantee you've probably never heard these funny words before.

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23 Grammar Memes That’ll Crack You Up

These memes about spelling and grammar errors will tickle you're—sorry, YOUR—funny bone!


What GIF Stands for and How to Pronounce It

Most everyone uses them, and most people have a very firm opinion on how to pronounce the acronym.


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16 of the Most Famous Malapropism Examples

Do you tend to masseuse (er, misuse) your words in humorous ways? You've made a malapropism—and everyone from politicians to famous...


What Is the Longest Word in English? Hint: It’s 189,819 Letters Long

Move over, "antidisestablishmentarianism." The longest word in English will leave you speechless.

These 17 “Modern” Words Are Much Older Than You Thought

From "politically correct" to "smash hit," these terms have actually been in our language for quite some time.


20 of the Toughest Tongue Twisters in the English Language

How many of these can you say without stumbling?

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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 "beeves" or "sphinges"? Laugh yourself...


15 Amusing Stories Behind Common Expressions

English has some hilarious expressions—and their origin stories are funny, too! Find out where "last-ditch effort," "under the weather," and...


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70 Words (and Phrases) You’re Probably Using All Wrong

You won't make these cringeworthy mistakes ever again.


Why the Dictionary Used to Include a Word That Never Existed

Unfortunately, the word "dord" isn't a synonym for "density."

20 Bread Puns for the Next Time You Want to Loaf Around

Check out our fresh-baked collection of hot cross puns! All buns intended!



10 Words That Mean Very Different Things in England and America

We might be speaking the same language, but some words get a new meaning across the pond.


6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.


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McDonald’s Almost Sued the Dictionary—Here’s Why It Didn’t

When the dictionary dared to diss them, McDonald's took it in stride. Sort of.

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25 Fancy Words That Will Make You Sound Smarter

We all want to sound smarter. With these fancy words, you can take your vocabulary to a whole new level...


12 Thesaurus Jokes Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

Feeling qualmish, ill, and peaky? You must be ready for a sick joke!


Only English Majors Will Know These 26 Words from the Thesaurus

How many of these lesser-known words from the thesaurus can you use in a sentence?


How Long Would It Take to Read the Whole Dictionary?

There's no one conclusive answer. But that doesn't mean people haven't tried to find one.


13 Funniest Words Added to the Dictionary in the Last Decade

From scrumdiddlyumptious to schmoozefest, these newly minted words reflect our culture and our sometimes hilarious use of language.



Can You Tell If These Funny Words Are Real or Made Up?

All of these words sound pretty silly, but only some of them are genuine, honest-to-goodness components of the English language....


Weird Facts About 7 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

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

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20 Grammar Jokes Every Word Nerd Will Appreciate

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.


The 50 Best-Ever Examples of Hyperbole

Are you sitting down? These examples of hyperbole are the bomb!


10 Commonly Misused Words You Need to Stop Getting Wrong

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


15 Words That Have Just Been Added to the Scrabble Dictionary

Yowza! They've just updated the Scrabble dictionary. See if the new words will improve your game.


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 often shift over time. Here, ten...


The Oxford English Dictionary Forgot to Include This Word for 50 Years

Thankfully, it's not a word we still use today.