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?...
Here’s Where Your Favorite Slang Words Actually Came From
Love them or hate them, slang words help us express emotions for which no words otherwise exist. But where do...
12 Quirky Words That Don’t Have An English Translation — but Totally Should
These wonderful words from all over the world have no direct English translation or equivalent, but oh how we wish...
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 from other countries.
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 from alone. Here's a round-up...
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 added to the dictionary this...
25 Words That Can Make You Instantly Funnier
Cut the malarkey. A few seconds with these words, and you'll be the funniest slangwhanger in all the land.
7 Common Words That Mean the Exact Opposite of What You Think
"Outlaw," "scan," and "irregardless"... you're using them all wrong.
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 sad to see “skedaddle” skedaddle...
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 course, language." Here is your...
8 Words and Phrases You Use That Were Made Up by Presidents
Turns out our leaders have quite the lexicons. Find out which presidents’ choice words have stuck around as part of...
The Origins of 14 Commonly Used Phrases
You use these idioms all the time, but did you ever think about where they came from?
24 Things You’ve Been Saying Wrong This Whole Time
It's hard to remember those confusing grammar rules you learned all the way back in grade school. So we rounded...
17 English Words That Have Totally Different Meanings in Other Languages
Hint: You won't want a "gift" in Germany.
These 10 Words Don’t Mean Anything Close to What They Look Like
Think twice before you use words like “lackaday” or “nonplussed”—they may mean something quite different than what you’d assume.
Who Exactly Is Geronimo—and Why Do We Say His Name When We Jump Off Stuff?
“Aubrey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
The Real Reason No Words Have the Same Letter Three Times in a Row
Some baaad news for people that like to drag out their syllables
9 Great Words You Never Knew Were Gaelic
More than 1.3 million Irish citizens still speak Gaelic—and whether you know it or not, you do too! Here are...
Shakespeare’s Longest Word Is a Whopping 27-Letters Long
Good luck finding an actor who can pronounce this.