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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.

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30 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 and impress everyone.

Why Do We Say “Quit Cold Turkey”?

Planning to let go of a habit or two cold turkey in the New Year? Learn where that expression comes...


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Book-Related Words

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Hidden Critters

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What Does “Auld Lang Syne” Really Mean?

Historians call it “the song that nobody knows.” And yet we’ve all tried to sing it on New Year's Eve....

Why Do We Say “Piqued My Interest”?

The word "piqued" has more meanings than you might think!


What Is an Aphorism and How Is It Used?

They say knowledge is power—so let's learn all about aphorisms with these common aphorism examples! (Hint: "Knowledge is power" is...

Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words That Shine

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Circles

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Spiritual Matters

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Word Power Vocabulary Quizzes

We've rounded up our favorite Word Power quizzes! Test your vocabulary with these tricky definitions covering every topic.

Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words with Double Letters

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Prohibition Era Words

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words Beginning with N-Z

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Where Does the Phrase “Let the Cat Out of the Bag” Come From?

Why was the cat in a bag in the first place?


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Why Do We Say the “Dog Days of Summer”?

Dogs are man's best friend and adorable, but what do they have to do with summer?

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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...


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What Does ICYMI Mean?

You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


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What Does FWIW Mean?

This unusual-looking abbreviation will never slow you down again.


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...


What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."



25 New Words Added to the Dictionary for 2022

Word nerds, unite! Merriam-Webster added more than 500 definitions to the dictionary this year. Which one is your favorite?

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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...


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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.



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.


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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.


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“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?