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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 How You’re Supposed to Pronounce “Worcestershire”

Wor-ces-ter-shire? Wo-chess-ter-shire? Wer-ches-ter?


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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.


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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.


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These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Colon

They may seem tricky, but they're easy to master.


30 Little-Known Words That Will Help You Win Scrabble

Memorize these to be a winner every game.


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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...


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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.


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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...


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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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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.


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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...

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15 Word Puzzles That Will Leave You Stumped

Only the smartest will get all of these right!


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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.


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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...


14 Jeopardy! Grammar Questions That Would Stump Your English Teacher

Remember your English teacher whose wealth of knowledge seemingly stretched to the sky? We dove into the Jeopardy! archives to...

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...


These 17 “Modern” Words Are Much Older Than You Thought

From "politically correct" to "smash hit," these terms have actually been in our language for quite some time.