13 Redundant Phrases You’re Probably Using All the Time
Do you use an abundance of redundance? An overflowing flow of superfluous surplus? Quit being so extra!
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...
10 Words That Mean Very Different Things in England and America
We might be speaking the same language, but some words get a new meaning across the pond.
Why You Shouldn’t Start a Sentence with Any of These 10 Phrases
Don't undermine your message, or your relationships, with these instant conversation-killers.
6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent
Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.
11 Grammar Mistakes Editors Hate the Most
You're grammar, its "alright"! Ugh! Get ready for the grammar pet peeves that annoy editors the most. Are you a...
Uninterested vs. Disinterested: What’s the Difference?
Do these words mean the same thing, or are they different? Well, both. Find out how to use them correctly.
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.
25 Fancy Words That Will Make You Sound Smarter
We all want to sound smarter. With these fancy words, you can take your vocabulary to a whole new level...
These Are 13 of the Most Frequently Used Idioms in the English Language
The cat's out of the bag! Here are the most common idioms under the sun.
12 Thesaurus Jokes Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate
Feeling qualmish, ill, and peaky? You must be ready for a sick joke!
Compliment vs. Complement: What’s the Difference?
Pay someone a compliment—or is it complement? Here's how to tell the difference and never make that mistake again.
Only English Majors Will Know These 26 Words from the Thesaurus
How many of these lesser-known words from the thesaurus can you use in a sentence?
If Latin Is a “Dead” Language, Why Is It Still Taught in Schools?
Latin might be a "dead" language, but it still has a lot of living potential.
50 Words You Think Are Synonyms but Aren’t
Just because the thesaurus lists two words as synonyms doesn't mean that you can simply slot one in for the...
The 20 Synonyms and Antonyms People Search for the Most
Some of these are words you definitely use all the time—and if you've ever looked up alternatives to try to...
This Is How the First Thesaurus Got Started
January 18th is officially Thesaurus Day, so why not dust off those giant tomes and do what writers do: Geek...
12 Grammar Rules That Could Go Extinct in the Next Decade
Basically, it's a full-throttle, grammar-busting, free-for-all in the next decade. GeT ReAdY 2 bReaK mo' RuLz. Punctuation purists beware!
How Long Would It Take to Read the Whole Dictionary?
There's no one conclusive answer. But that doesn't mean people haven't tried to find one.
Here’s the Correct Way to Use “Each Other” and “One Another”
Let's settle the debate: Do they or don't they mean slightly different things?