Knowledge - Grammar / Spelling

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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    Affect vs. Effect: What’s the Difference?

    That one little letter makes a big difference.

    15 Amusing Stories Behind Common Expressions

    English has some hilarious expressions—and their origin stories are funny, too! Find out where "last-ditch effort," "under the weather," and...

    OK vs. Okay—Which Is Correct?

    You might be surprised to learn which came first!

    Lets vs. Let’s: The Right Way to Use Each Word

    For an itty-bitty punctuation mark, apostrophes cause a lot of confusion. What's the difference between lets vs. let's?

    Do You Know the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet? (It Wasn’t Z)

    In fact, the actual last letter is not even close to the end of the alphabet.

    40 Words You Think Are Antonyms but Aren’t

    At first glance, some words may seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, but once you dive deeper...

    Blond vs. Blonde: Which is Correct?

    Is your best friend's hair blonde or blond? Is that blond man just your type, or perhaps his blonde sister?...

    Barbeque or Barbecue: Which Is Correct?

    Being *grilled* over the way you spell this word? Find out if there's a correct way to spell the word...

    15 Words That People Say Aren’t Real—But Are

    Good news: These are all words! Bad news: Language snobs will scoff if you use them—so you’ll have to politely...

    13 Nature Words Everyone Gets Wrong

    Weather vs. climate. Lake vs. pond. Swamp vs. marsh. With these simple tricks, you'll always know the difference between these...

    How Many of These 13 Old-School Slang Words Do You Know?

    Can you guess the meaning behind these slang phrases from yesteryear?

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    Grey vs. Gray: Which is Correct?

    Is one of these spellings correct and the other wrong—or is there a gray area? (Or perhaps a grey one?)

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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?"

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    “Toward” or “Towards”: Which Is Correct?

    Does that one little "S" change the meaning? Or do these words in fact mean the same thing?

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    70 Words (and Phrases) You’re Probably Using All Wrong

    You won't make these cringeworthy mistakes ever again.

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    These Are the Words (and Phrases) About Coronavirus Everyone Should Know By Now

    Our new normal comes with a whole new vocabulary. Make sure you know what these important concepts really mean.

    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!

    What Does the Saying “Bite the Bullet” Really Mean?

    If you've ever chosen to "bite the bullet" you know that you might have had to endure some pain, but...

    20 Bread Puns for the Next Time You Want to Loaf Around

    Check out our fresh-baked collection of hot cross puns! All buns intended!

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    Sanitize vs. Disinfect: What’s the Difference?

    Become a better cleaner by knowing the appropriate cleaning terms.

    What’s the Correct Way to Pronounce “Caribbean”?

    You've probably heard two distinct ways. Time to get to the bottom of it—is one actually right?

    23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2020

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

    48 Words and Phrases Only Southern People Use

    Your vocabulary is about to get a lot more colorful. Let's get a move on, y'all.