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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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    This Is the Best Time of Day to Send Important Emails

    If you're drafting a message to your boss, a colleague, a client, or another VIP, check the time before you...



    Quiz: How Much of a Shakespeare Word Nerd Are You?

    Are you a master thespian, or a mere understudy?


    19 Celebrity Names You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong

    Your friends will probably keep saying these stars' names wrong, but here's how to pronounce…


    We Corrected the Grammar of 10 Classic Songs—And Made Them Way Worse

    Actually, Janis, I think you mean, "Bobby McGee and I."


    10 Common Sayings That Sound Way Funnier in Other Languages

    'Nice guys finish last' means something very different in Spain.


    22 High-Scoring Scrabble Words You Should Memorize

    These scrabble words range from the terribly obscure (zymurgy, anyone?) to the incredibly everyday (quickly). Read 'em and win.


    9 Buzzwords People Love to Hate and Their Fascinating Origins

    These irritatingly overused buzzwords didn't appear yesterday. Many have been around years (or decades!) longer than you might suspect.

    20 Hilarious Ways Other Cultures Say, ‘When Pigs Fly!’ Around The World

    Phrases like “when pigs fly” and “when hell freezes over” are called adynata. Here, the surprising ways other cultures use...


    6 Words Women Pretty Much Universally Hate

    Experts at Oberlin College asked 500 women what they considered the most unpleasant words in the English language. Here's what...


    Can a Missing Comma Really Get You Out of Paying a Parking Ticket?

    Andrea Cammelleri's car was impounded for overtime parking. But would a tiny grammar technicality be enough to save her from...


    25 Ways to Make Your Vocabulary Funnier

    Cut the malarkey. A few seconds with these words, and you'll be the funniest slangwhanger in all the land.


    9 Beautifully Quirky Foreign Words That We’re Jealous We Can’t Say In English

    Can you say "the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest" in just one word? The Finns do....


    Word Power: How Do Others See You?

    The confidence you project hugely affects how others perceive you. Test yourself on these words about proof, opinion, and even...


    Could You Win the National Spelling Bee?

    Test yourself with 17 of contestants' toughest winning words from 1926 to the present.


    Word Nerd Quiz: When Did These Terms First Make the OED?

    These eight words first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1913, 1963 or 2013. Can you match the word...

    5 Words You’ve Been Using Incorrectly This Whole Time

    It's literally ironic when you use "literally" to mean "figuratively."


    8 Old-Fashioned Words That Make You Sound Smart

    Freck your eyes over these ludibrious definitions, and you'll be kenching in no time.


    Grammar Rules: How to Sound Smarter

    Think you know how to talk real good? Test yourself: These grammar rules will surprise even the experts.


    9 Food Names Inspired by Parts of the Body

    These foods were creatively named for parts of the body.


    25 Italian Restaurant Words You Need to Know

    You'll be an expert at ordering in no time.


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    24 Things You’ve Been Saying Wrong This Whole Time

    It's hard to remember those confusing grammar rules you learned all the way back in grade school. So we rounded...