This Is How You’re Supposed to Pronounce “Worcestershire”
Wor-ces-ter-shire? Wo-chess-ter-shire? Wer-ches-ter?
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...
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.
“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.
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...
12 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist
Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.
This Is How Confusing Life Would Be Without Proper Punctuation
Punctuation can save lives, relationships, and money.
What Is the Longest Word in English? Hint: It’s 189,819 Letters Long
Move over, "antidisestablishmentarianism." The longest word in English will leave you speechless.
15 Fascinating Facts About Dictionaries That Will Make You Want to Pick One Up
From dropped words to fake definitions, learn fun facts, hearsay, and scandal about our most useful language resource, and the...
Here’s How Words Get Added to the Dictionary
Just look it up—or look here to check out the dish on dictionaries that logophiles will love! (Logophile means word...