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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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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?

12 Funniest New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2022

From puggle to nothingburger, these are the silliest words that were made official this past year.

12 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist

Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.

“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...

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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?

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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...

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Passed vs Past: What’s the Difference?

Leave this common word mix-up in your past!

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...

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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.

Systemic vs. Systematic: What’s the Difference?

Here's the difference between these two words that are often used interchangeably even though they have different meanings.

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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."

13 Words from the First Dictionary That No Longer Exist

Don't let these obscure words fade away!

23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2022

Yolt is the new yeet. Brush up on these unofficial vocab words.

Can You Answer These 14 Dictionary Questions from Jeopardy!?

We curated a quiz of JEOPARDY! clues for logophiles to test your knowledge of words from the dictionary.

Can You Pass This Quiz of 4th Grade Spelling Words?

You probably haven't taken a spelling test since grade school. If that's the case, it's time to change that. No...

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McDonald’s Almost Sued the Dictionary—Here’s Why It Didn’t

When the dictionary dared to diss them, McDonald's took it in stride. Sort of.

The 30 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language

English is a quirky, often confusing language that's been shaped and influenced by many others. As such, it has a...

30 Slang Words We Love from 2022

This article was vetted by no less than eight Gen Zers and six Millenials.

Here’s Why We Call Them “White Lies”

People might argue about what counts as a "white lie," but where the phrase comes from is clear.

22 Slang Words from 2022 That We Can’t Stand

TBH, this Gucci list is dank AF, k? (If you can say that out loud with a straight face you...

Where Does the Term “Whistleblower” Come from, Anyway?

There's lots of noise and confusion in the world of government and politics today. Here's one less thing you need...

13 Funniest Words Added to the Dictionary in the Last Decade

From scrumdiddlyumptious to schmoozefest, these newly minted words reflect our culture and our sometimes hilarious use of language.

This Is Why Americans Say “Fall” Instead of “Autumn”

Both are interchangeable, but there's a clear preference in America.