What Does “P.S.” Stand For?
When we add an afterthought to the end of our letters or emails, why do we preface it with these...
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.
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,...
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.
“Bald-Faced” or “Bold-Faced”: Which Is Correct?
These expressions are both used to describe a blatant lie—but are they interchangeable, or is only one of them correct?
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.
“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...
All of a Sudden vs. All of the Sudden: Which Is Correct?
You've been using the phrase "all of a sudden" with confidence. Now "all of the sudden," it's not so clear...
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.
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."
23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2020
Yolt is the new yeet. Brush up on these unofficial vocab words.