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Language
Learn a Language While You Wait for People to Respond to Your Gchats
An MIT project is trying to help people learn during brief moments of online waiting.... READ ON
Travel
Discover the Historic Origin of Your State's Name With This Map
From sea to shining sea.... READ ON
List
11 Strange Shakespeare Adaptations
Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day!... READ ON
Quizzes
Name the Body Part That is Part of the Saying
Quizzes
Sort These Words Into Categories
Language
10 Things We Learned About the Dictionary From Kory Stamper’s AMA
She loves "grief bacon" too.... READ ON
Videos
Here's How British and American Spelling Parted Ways
A colourful tale of dictionaries, politics, and national identity.... READ ON
Words
The Fascinating Origins of 12 Beautiful Flower Names
With spring in bloom, let’s stop and smell the etymological roses.... READ ON
Quizzes
Complete the 5-Letter Words
History
8 U.S. City Names That Might Have Been
Let's be glad the name "Pig's Eye, Minnesota" didn't stick.... READ ON
Words
The Multi-Faceted Origins of 12 Birthstone Names
Their etymologies, unearthed.... READ ON
Afternoon Map
The Most Common Second Languages Spoken Around the World
English is extremely popular as a second language, but some of the other commonly spoken second languages might surprise you.... READ ON
Language
Watch a Dialect Coach Run Through 12 Different Accents in Less Than 4 Minutes
Learn how to make your English, Scottish, and Irish accents sound distinct.... READ ON
List
21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You’re Quoting Shakespeare
Words
15 Old Words for the Duplicitous That We Should Bring Back
Consider reviving these words the next time you encounter anyone twistical.... READ ON
Language
English Doesn’t Have a Word for This Color, but Japanese Does
While we might call it "light blue" or "sky blue," in Japan, "mizu" is considered a totally unique color.... READ ON

Ice Cream was served to new arrivals at Ellis Island. However, since most people hadn’t encountered it before, they simply figured it was butter and spread it on their toast.

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