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Words
11 Idioms for Exhausted from Across the United States
Just because you’re tired doesn’t mean your language has to be.... READ ON
Quizzes
Pick the Missing 'M' Words
Quizzes
Pick the Missing 'A' Words
Books
10 Fascinating Facts About The Thesaurus
It's a logophile's favorite resource.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Do People Say 'Bias' Instead of 'Biased'?
It’s an error you see a lot these days, and it happens for a variety of reasons.... READ ON
Words
Dumpster Fire and 4 Other Words of the Year Chosen by The American Dialect Society
These words capture the zeitgeist of 2016 in a variety of categories.... READ ON
Quizzes
Can You Find the Missing 'E' Word?
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Language
People Who Swear More May Also Be More Honest, Study Says
No, we’re not f*cking lying.... READ ON
Words
11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way
Why is English spelling so messed up? We get the same sounds spelled different ways (two, to, too), the same spellings pronounced different ways (chrome, machine, attach), and extra letters all over the place that don't even do anything (knee, gnu, pneumatic). There aren't always good reasons for these inconsistencies, but there are reasons. Here's a brief look at the history of English spelling told through 11 words.1.... READ ON
Quizzes
Pick the 'N' Things
Words
22 Two-Letter Words To Boost Your Scrabble Score
Big Question
Where Does ‘Ditto’ Come From?
It predates Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore's on-screen exchange, and the copy machine.... READ ON
Big Question
What’s the Difference Between a Gift and a Present?
Sometimes we call them gifts, sometimes presents. Is there a difference?... READ ON
Words
Everyone Really Hates the Word "Whatever"
For the eighth year in a row, "whatever" is the most universally abhorred word.... READ ON
List
13 Items Labeled “American” in Other Countries
America is a worldwide brand of sorts, but it doesn’t carry the same connotations everywhere.... READ ON
Quizzes
The Answer Starts With 'Q'
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