26 of the Funniest Oxymoron Examples
We use oxymorons all the time, but have you ever thought about how weird they actually are? A closer look...
13 Funny Palindrome Sentences That Will Crack You Up
If you thought palindrome words were cool, get ready to have your mind blown by these full palindrome sentences.
26 Palindrome Examples: Words and Phrases That Are the Same Backwards and Forwards
What is a palindrome? Palindrome words and phrases are spelled the same backward and forward. After reading our roundup, you'll...
What Exactly Does the “Q” in “Q-tips” Stand For?
Q-tips are everywhere. You can find them in bathrooms, in doctor's office, and in episodes of CSI. But what exactly...
25 New Words Added to the Dictionary for 2022
Word nerds, unite! Merriam-Webster added more than 500 definitions to the dictionary this year. Which one is your favorite?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
21 Fun Pangrams Every Word Lover Will Appreciate
Ever heard of a pangram? These fun examples will have you cracking up—you might even try to come up with...
“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.