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Do you live in the Nicest Place in America?
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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.
12 Surprisingly Offensive Words You Need to Stop Saying
Stop saying these ASAP!
6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent
Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.
75 Funny Words You’ve Never Heard Before
These funny words to say are guaranteed to freak out your friends.
Why Is “Airplane” Also Spelled “Aeroplane”?
The spelling differences go beyond the invention of the airplane.
Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter
Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.
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.
“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
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Compliment vs. Complement: What’s the Difference?
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How Many Words Are There in the English Language?
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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?
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