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 have something in common—they come from other words that have been put together.
13 Grammatical Mistakes That Are Making You Look Bad
You should of known better! Actually, you should HAVE known better about these common grammar pet peeves that drive people...
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.
To Whom It May Concern: What It Means and How to Use It
There are times when we need to write important letters to people who we don't know, and who may be...
16 of the Most Famous Malapropism Examples
Do you tend to masseuse (er, misuse) your words in humorous ways? You've made a malapropism—and everyone from politicians to famous...
The Only Ways You Should Be Using an Apostrophe
An apostrophe is not an accessory. Here are examples of how and when to use an apostrophe—and when you definitely...
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.
13 Glaring Grammar Mistakes in the U.S. Constitution
The Constitution may have earned an "A" in civics, but in terms of grammar, it's well below the (Liberty) bell-shaped...
This Is Why the U.S. Constitution Uses F’s for S’s
Don't worry—our Founding Fathers did know how to spell.
These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Colon
They may seem tricky, but they're easy to master.
29 Trendy Slang Words That Seriously Need to End
Each year the Internet provides the world with a bevy of slang words to latch on to and insert into...
13 Words That Can Be Pronounced Two Ways
Have you ever wondered the proper way to pronounce "leisure"? What about tuh-MAY-toe, tuh-MAH-toe? Learn about these words and more,...
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.
10 Words That Will Immediately Make You Sound Old
Thanks to technology and the rise of social media, the English language is changing faster than ever. Want to close...
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.
This Is the Most Annoying Word in the English Language
Don't believe us? It's been voted most annoying word for over a decade.
Why Doesn’t Veterans Day Have an Apostrophe?
On November 11 our country will honor veterans current and past, on a day that has become a challenge for...
“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.
20 of the Hardest Words to Spell in the English Language
The English language is full of words that seem overstuffed with unnecessary letters, feel like they should be spelled a...