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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.
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...
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.
30 Slang Words We Love from 2019
This article was vetted by no less than eight Gen Zers and six Millenials.
25 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do
Have you ever heard someone say, "I was literally scared to death?" That's impossible because...
Dictionary Editors Say This Is the Most Misused Word in the English Language
It's literally the opposite of what you'd expect.
22 Slang Words from 2019 That We Can’t Stand
TBH, this Gucci list is dank AF, k? (If you can say that out loud...
12 Overused Words That Make You Sound Boring
And some snappy alternatives!
Here’s Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Single Day
When it comes to your brain, researchers have found there's no better superfood than a book.
15 Mnemonic Devices That’ll Help You Remember Just About Anything
"Thirty days hath September" is so last year. Check out these other clever, helpful mnemonic...
This Is Why Splitting the Bill Is Called “Going Dutch”
It has to do with a European country... but it's not the Netherlands!
Here’s How Words Get Removed from the Dictionary
The dictionary isn’t forever. Here’s the lowdown on what happens to a word...
16 Compliments You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Pretty Insulting
You may have the best of intentions, but you need to check yourself before uttering...
54 Words Even Smart People Mispronounce
If you pronounce these words differently, don’t worry—many people do. But here’s...
15 Slang Words You Didn’t Know Were in the Dictionary
English is an ever-evolving language, so as words make their way into the mainstream, they...
The Real Reason “Pounds” Is Abbreviated to “Lbs”
Blame it on Latin.
12 Little-Known Punctuation Marks More People Should Be Using
Why risk boring your friends and followers with a mere period at the end of...
13 Obscure Scrabble Rules Serious Players Need to Know
If you want to up your game and start thinking—and playing!—like a tournament...
15 Fascinating Facts About Dictionaries That Will Make You Want to Pick One Up
From dropped words to fake definitions, learn fun facts, hearsay, and scandal about our most...
30 Slang Words from the 1920s That Are Worth Bringing Back
If you're planning on hitting up a speakeasy sometime soon, these will go over great, Gatsby.
15 of the Hardest Words to Spell in the English Language
The English language is full of words that seem overstuffed with unnecessary letters, feel like...
14 Tricky Crossword Puzzle Clues That’ll Leave You Stumped
Ready for a challenge? These prime examples of wordplay and crossword lingo will give your...
Can You Pass This High School English Quiz?
We've been saving up these words, from the Princeton Review's Word Smart: Genius Edition test-prep...
12 Grammatical Errors Even Smart People Make
You may think you’re a stickler for all things grammar-related, but don’t be...
Affect vs. Effect: What’s the Difference?
That one little letter makes a big difference.