Knowledge - Grammar / Spelling
Ever gotten called out for the difference between you’re and your? We’ve all been there–and we don’t ever want to go back. These insightful and interesting grammar articles will turn you into a word whiz quicker than you can blame autocorrect for your grammar faux pas.
13 Funny Palindrome Sentences That Will Crack You Up
If you thought palindrome words were cool, get ready to have your mind blown by these full palindrome sentences.
26 Palindrome Examples: Words and Phrases That Are the Same Backwards and Forwards
What is a palindrome? Palindrome words and phrases are spelled the same backward and forward. After reading our roundup, you'll...
What Exactly Does the “Q” in “Q-tips” Stand For?
Q-tips are everywhere. You can find them in bathrooms, in doctor's office, and in episodes of CSI. But what exactly...
18 Portmanteau Words You Never Thought Of
Love going out for brunch, staying at motels, or playing Pokémon? We bet you didn't know that all these words...
Equality vs. Equity: What’s the Difference?
Maybe you've interchanged the words "equity" and "equality" in conversation—but they don't, in fact, mean the same thing.
To Whom It May Concern: What It Means and How to Use It
There are times when we need to write important letters to people who we don't know, and who may be...
This Is How You’re Supposed to Pronounce “Worcestershire”
Wor-ces-ter-shire? Wo-chess-ter-shire? Wer-ches-ter?
The Only Ways You Should Be Using an Apostrophe
An apostrophe is not an accessory. Here are examples of how and when to use an apostrophe—and when you definitely...
What Is “Doomscrolling”—And How to Stop the Cycle
Up late reading bad news on your phone again? Here's how to stop the unhealthy habit of doomscrolling.
13 Glaring Grammar Mistakes in the U.S. Constitution
The Constitution may have earned an "A" in civics, but in terms of grammar, it's well below the (Liberty) bell-shaped...
50+ Acronym Examples and Texting Abbreviations
Abbreviations and acronyms are meant to make communication easier. But who can keep track of what they all mean? Well,...
These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Colon
They may seem tricky, but they're easy to master.
What Does ICYMI Mean?
You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?
29 Trendy Slang Words That Seriously Need to End
Each year the Internet provides the world with a bevy of slang words to latch on to and insert into...
Yes, There’s Actually a Difference Between the Terms “Dinner” and “Supper...
If your grandparents or parents used the term "supper," there's a good chance your ancestors were farmers.
10 Words That Will Immediately Make You Sound Old
Thanks to technology and the rise of social media, the English language is changing faster than ever. Want to close...
Here’s How Words Get Removed from the Dictionary
The dictionary isn’t forever. Here’s the lowdown on what happens to a word when its popularity starts to wane.
This Is the Most Annoying Word in the English Language
Don't believe us? It's been voted most annoying word for over a decade.
21 Fun Pangrams Every Word Lover Will Appreciate
Ever heard of a pangram? These fun examples will have you cracking up—you might even try to come up with...