Words
Words
15 Words With Origins So Obvious You Never Noticed Them
The origins of these words are hiding right under your nose.... READ ON
Words
14 Terms of Affection from Across the U.S.
Looking for a way to spice up your love language? Snuggle up with these 14 idioms, slang terms, and sayings from the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) on how to get it on all over the United States.... READ ON
Words
10 Untranslatable Words to Describe Love in Other Languages
In Portuguese, there's a specific word for the feeling of running your fingers through someone's hair.... READ ON
Language
Would You Have Passed This 1920s Pronunciation Test?
"Penelope Cholmondely raised her azure eyes from the crabbed scenario" is just the beginning.... READ ON
Words
30 of the New Words Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
'Binge-watch,' 'humblebrag,' and 'Seussian' were all included in the more than 1000 new entries.... READ ON
Words
Have an IKEA Bookcase? It's Probably Named After a Specific Profession
The Swedish home-goods chain has a coherent naming strategy that its non-swedophone customers are missing out on.... READ ON
Museums
A Linguistics Museum Is Coming to Washington D.C.
Planet Word will be open to visitors of all ages and language backgrounds.... READ ON
Words
10 Backwards Words That Ended Up In The Dictionary
From allerednic to yob, these ananyms and semi-ananyms have backed their way into the dictionary.... READ ON
Quizzes
Pick the Missing 'A' Words
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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
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

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