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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.
Finally! Here’s the Truth About Whether It’s “Duct Tape” or “Duck Tape”
Warning: it's not as simple as you think. In fact, it might be enough to scramble your brain.
This Spelling Test from 1974 Will Drive You Insane
Demons are real. And they write spelling tests.
The Japanese Created a Word for People Who Hoard Books
If you collect books for your coffee table without ever reading them, you might be...
Finally! Here’s Why “Looney Tunes” Is Not “Looney TOONS”
They're cartoons, not songs, so...what gives, Doc?
The Clever Way Dictionary Editors Prank Each Other
Don’t believe every definition you read.
The Simple Trick to Upgrade Your Vocabulary and Make You Sound More Intelligent
Start by getting rid of those irritating “um”s and “like”s for good.
This Is the Most Annoying Word in the English Language
Don't believe us? It's been voted most annoying word for eight years in a row.
A CIA Agent’s Humorous Secret Guide to Government Phrases
You might not believe the origins of this government lingo.
The One Way Bestsellers Have Changed That You Probably Haven’t Noticed
The language in today’s most popular novels is far simpler than it was just...
This One Word, Repeated 8 Times, Forms a Sentence—and It’s Grammatically Correct
Hint: The word is the name of an animal.
This Guy Tried to Invent a New English Language—and The Result Was a Lot of Weird Words
This man tried to make english...englisher.
10 Surprising Words Added to the Dictionary This Year
Do you wear fast fashion and hate humblebragging? Those terms didn't exist just a year...
You’re Probably Pronouncing “The” Wrong at Least 50 Percent of the Time
Why does nobody teach this grammar rule?
A Student Just Debunked the Most Famous Grammar Rule of All Time
Repeat after us: "I before E, except after W"
This Weird Grammar Rule Is Why We Say “Flip Flop” Instead of “Flop Flip”
You've known this English rule your entire life—and never heard of it before now.
Why Grammar Nerds Hate it When You Say ‘I’m Nauseous’
This old English argument will make you sick to your stomach.
The Word That Makes 55% of People Yawn When They Read It
Be careful *yaaaawwwwwwn* how you use it.
The Most Complicated Word in English is Only Three Letters Long
Three little letters, 645 meanings.
What Your Favorite Font Says About Your Personality
We bet we can guess your favorite font based on your sense of humor, guilty...
Quiz: So You Think You’re a Crossword Puzzle Expert? Prove It!
Test your knowledge of these words from the 2016 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
Quiz: Do You Understand These 15 Tricky Words From ‘Hamilton’?
This quiz will tell you whether you're smart enough to see 'Hamilton.'
Quiz: How Much of a Shakespeare Word Nerd Are You?
Are you a master thespian, or a mere understudy?
The Big Difference Between Weather and Climate (And 10 Other Nature Words Everyone Gets Wrong)
Weather vs. climate. Lake vs. pond. Swamp vs. marsh. With these simple tricks, you'll always...
10 Common Sayings That Sound Way Funnier in Other Languages
'Nice guys finish last' means something very different in Spain.
22 High-Scoring Scrabble Words You Should Memorize
These scrabble words range from the terribly obscure (zymurgy, anyone?) to the incredibly everyday (quickly)....
25 Ways to Make Your Vocabulary Funnier
Cut the malarkey. A few seconds with these words, and you'll be the funniest slangwhanger...
Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Shapes?
In this edition of Word Power, we test your geometry vocab. Think you can get them all?
Word Power: How Do Others See You?
The confidence you project hugely affects how others perceive you. Test yourself on these words...
Word Power: How Artful Is Your Vocabulary?
Take our quiz to see if you've got a flair with artful words.
Word Power: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Lingo?
How many of these 15 travel-related words do you know? Because it pays to increase your word power.
9 Funny Words You Need to Know in the 21st Century
Learn how to talk your way into, or out of, any situation the 21st century...
8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak
Learn how to sound stronger with these secrets from an elite warrior so you can...