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Do you live in the Nicest Place in America?
It pays to increase your word power with the classic Reader's Digest column and other words worth knowing.
12 Surprisingly Offensive Words You Need to Stop Saying
Stop saying these ASAP!
6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent
75 Funny Words You’ve Never Heard Before
Why Is “Airplane” Also Spelled “Aeroplane”?
Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter
McDonald’s Almost Sued the Dictionary—Here’s Why It Didn’t
“Anymore” vs. “Any More”: Which Should You Be Using?
What would Chandler do?!
10 Fancy Words That Make You Sound Smarter
We all want to sound smarter. With these fancy words, you can take your vocabulary...
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...
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...
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?
14 Jeopardy! Questions Even Champions Got Wrong
We curated a list of 14 questions that the champs got wrong. Test your knowledge and...
SOS: Here’s What the Abbreviation Actually Means
Nope, it's not "save our ship." Not even close.
11 Beautiful Compliments We Loved This Year
Kindness is contagious. Get inspired to pass it on by checking out these compliments that...
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...
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...
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...
This Is the Only Letter in the English Language That Is Never Silent
Can you guess which one it is?
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?
How Dogs Bark in Different Languages
Dogs, in a way, are "multilingual"; humans who speak different languages have come up with...
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The 30 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language
English is a quirky, often confusing language that's been shaped and influenced by many others....
25 of the Hardest Riddles Ever. Can You Solve Them?
Who doesn't love brain teasers and challenging riddles? If you think you’re already a...
Why Do Americans Say “Zee” but the British Say “Zed”?
Here's the history of how we say the letter "Z," and why.
Pecan Pronunciation: Is It PEE-can or Puh-KAHN?
People go *nuts* over this debate.