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.
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.
How Many Words Are There in the English Language?
Of course, it's impossible to provide an exact number of words in English, since new words are being added to...
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.
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...
Here’s How New Words Get Added to the Thesaurus
The book that saves your writing when you’re stuck has a story all its own. Here’s what you never knew...
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?
12 Synonyms That Will Make You a Better Writer
Say what you really mean! Here are synonyms for 12 words it's time to quit using.
What’s the Difference Between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?
We love them both equally, but there is definitely a difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip.
How Dogs Bark in Different Languages
Dogs, in a way, are "multilingual"; humans who speak different languages have come up with different ways to represent the...
Why Do Americans Say “Zee” but the British Say “Zed”?
Here's the history of how we say the letter "Z," and why.
How Do You Pronounce Acai, Anyway?
How to pronounce acai lesson one: take a deep breath. We'll get smoothie bowls, and through this, together.
This Is Where the Term “Quid Pro Quo” Comes From
The phrase that's currently popular in the news is far more nuanced than it seems.
30 Slang Words We Love from 2019
This article was vetted by no less than eight Gen Zers and six Millenials.