80 Acronym Examples You Should Know
Acronyms make communication easier, but who can keep track of what they mean? We can, and now you can too...
35 Text Abbreviations You Should Know (and How to Use Them)
Knowing the meaning of these terms will keep anyone with a phone, social media, or even just web access from...
What Does ICYMI Mean?
You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?
25 New Words Added to the Dictionary for 2021
Word nerds, unite! Merriam-Webster added more than 500 definitions to the dictionary this year. Which one is your favorite?
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...
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.
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.
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.
12 Funniest New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2020
From puggle to nothingburger, these are the silliest words that were made official this past year.
12 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist
Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.
“Everyday” vs. “Every Day”: Here’s When to Use Each
"Every day" and "everyday" are easily confused because they deal with the same concepts. But there are some key differences...
Among vs. Between: What’s the Difference?
What's a small grammatical difference among friends! Or is it something different when it's between friends?
Sneaked vs. Snuck: Which Is Correct?
What's the one thing that's more sneaky than a teenager, loophole, and a surprise fine combined? The difference between sneaked...
Farther vs. Further: What’s the Difference?
How far would you go to figure out the difference between further and farther? Look no further—we've got your answer.
Systemic vs. Systematic: What’s the Difference?
Here's the difference between these two words that are often used interchangeably even though they have different meanings.
Where Does the Phrase “Draw a Blank” Come From?
I can't remember what I was going to say, so why does that "draw a blank?"
15 Slang Words You Didn’t Know Were in the Dictionary
English is an ever-evolving language, so as words make their way into the mainstream, they also make it into the...
Why the Dictionary Used to Include a Word That Never Existed
Unfortunately, the word "dord" isn't a synonym for "density."