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Do you live in the Nicest Place in America?
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Experts Say These Magic Words Will Change Your Life
Small language tweaks may help you lose weight, beat stress, and strengthen your relationships. Use these tips to teach yourself a lifestyle-boosting vocabulary.
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18 Words for Things You Never Knew Had a Name
This Is the Correct Way to Pronounce Gyro
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14 Overused Words That Have Lost Their Meaning Over Time
Thanks to the evolution of language, technology, and lots of hyperbole, these words used to...
Why Is the Plural of ‘Moose’ Not ‘Meese’?
It's a wild grammatical moose chase.
11 Real (and Hilarious) Newspaper Typos You Won’t Believe Were Printed
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How 8 Iconic American Landmarks Got Their Names
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35 City Names Around the World You’re Mispronouncing
Sound like a native—or at least a savvy tourist—when you learn how to...
Pronounce These 12 Words and We’ll Tell You Where You’re From
Our world has gone global, but some words continue to be pronounced oh-so-locally.
The Real Difference Between Jail and Prison
We tend to use the terms "jail" and "prison" interchangeably. And while both are legally...
20 Trendy Slang Words That Seriously Need to End
Each year the Internet provides the world with a bevy of slang words to latch...
10 Fancy Words That Make You Sound Smarter
In just a few seconds, you can add these pretty words to your vocabulary. How clever!
Affect vs. Effect: What’s the Difference?
That one little letter makes a big difference.
The Most Misspelled Word in Every State
If you can spell this one word, you’re probably smarter than a majority of...
That vs. Which: What’s the Difference?
This rule, *which* confuses a lot of people, has to do with the overall meaning of the sentence.
Here’s the Real Difference Between Grocery Stores and Supermarkets
You've probably been using them interchangeably, but should you?
Here Is the Hardest Word to Guess in Hangman, According to Science
Hint: It's only four letters long.
12 Grammatical Errors Even Smart People Make
You may think you’re a stickler for all things grammar-related, but don’t be...
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This Is the Real Difference Between “Less” and “Fewer”
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This Is Why Splitting the Bill Is Called “Going Dutch”
It has to do with a European country... but it's not the Netherlands!
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