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.
Finally! Here’s the Truth About Whether It’s “Duct Tape” or “Duck Tape...
Warning: it's not as simple as you think. In fact, it might be enough to scramble your brain.
20 Wine Terms True Wine Lovers Should Know How to Use
If you're over the age of 21, it's time to start trading up from terms like kegger and beer pong....
“Canola” in Canola Oil Has Been an Acronym This Whole Time
We would have never guessed what it stands for.
We Bet You Can’t Rhyme These 10 Words
You'll have to invent new words if you want to rhyme "orange"—or any of these.
Here’s the Surprising History Behind Why the Alphabet Is in the Order That It’s In
And where did the catchy song come from?
A CIA Agent’s Humorous Secret Guide to Government Phrases
You might not believe the origins of this government lingo.
This One Word, Repeated 8 Times, Forms a Sentence—and It’s Grammatically Correct
Hint: The word is the name of an animal.
This Guy Tried to Invent a New English Language—and The Result Was a Lot of Weird Words
This man tried to make english...englisher.
10 Surprising Words Added to the Dictionary This Year
Do you wear fast fashion and hate humblebragging? Those terms didn't exist just a year ago—until Merriam-Webster Dictionary made them...
You’re Probably Pronouncing “The” Wrong at Least 50 Percent of the Time
Why does nobody teach this grammar rule?
A Student Just Debunked the Most Famous Grammar Rule of All Time
Repeat after us: "I before E, except after W"
This Weird Grammar Rule Is Why We Say “Flip Flop” Instead of “Flop Flip”
You've known this English rule your entire life—and never heard of it before now.
Why Grammar Nerds Hate it When You Say ‘I’m Nauseous’
This old English argument will make you sick to your stomach.
The Grammar Rules of Sign Language Have Nothing to Do with Hands—Here’s Why
The grammar of sign language is incredibly complex. Here's how a signer's facial expressions, head movements, and even eye motions...
You’ll Never Guess What Amazon Was Almost Called—and Why They Had to Change the Name
Before Amazon became the world's largest online shopping site, there were several different contenders for names—and if you type some...
The Origin of the Word “Avocado” Is About to Make You Really Uncomfortable
You'll never look at an avocado the same way again.
13 Offbeat, New Baby Names That Are About to Be Everywhere
Why stick with Emma and Noah when you can have Paisley and Ace instead?
The Surprisingly Simple Reason We Say ‘Hello’ When We Answer the Phone
Thank Thomas Edison for this uniform phone greeting. If Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we'd all talking like pirates.