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Sometimes you just need a good laugh…and if that time is now, you’ve come to the right place! From funny stories to jokes to puns to riddles and everything in between, we can guarantee that you’ll soon be in good humor. And if you want to get in on the laughs, submit your funniest joke!

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23 Grammar Memes That’ll Crack You Up

These memes about spelling and grammar errors will tickle you're—sorry, YOUR—funny bone!

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16 of the Most Famous Malapropism Examples

Do you tend to masseuse (er, misuse) your words in humorous ways? You've made a malapropism—and everyone from politicians to famous...


15 Amusing Stories Behind Common Expressions

English has some hilarious expressions—and their origin stories are funny, too! Find out where "last-ditch effort," "under the weather," and...


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What Exactly Does the “Q” in “Q-tips” Stand For?

Q-tips are everywhere. You can find them in bathrooms, in doctor's office, and in episodes of CSI. But what exactly...


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70 Words (and Phrases) You’re Probably Using All Wrong

You won't make these cringeworthy mistakes ever again.

20 Bread Puns for the Next Time You Want to Loaf Around

Check out our fresh-baked collection of hot cross puns! All buns intended!


6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.

12 Thesaurus Jokes Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

Feeling qualmish, ill, and peaky? You must be ready for a sick joke!


Only English Majors Will Know These 26 Words from the Thesaurus

How many of these lesser-known words from the thesaurus can you use in a sentence?


Can You Tell If These Funny Words Are Real or Made Up?

All of these words sound pretty silly, but only some of them are genuine, honest-to-goodness components of the English language....


10 Words That Mean the Opposite of What They Used to Mean

Thanks to cultural changes, incorrect translations, and a host of other reasons, word meanings often shift over time. Here, ten...


20 Dog Puns That Will Give You Paws

Time to unleash the ruff stuff when it comes to puns! Like a dog with a punny bone, we await...


25 Words That Can Make You Instantly Funnier

Cut the malarkey. A few seconds with these words, and you'll be the funniest slangwhanger in all the land.


7 Common Words That Mean the Exact Opposite of What You Think

"Outlaw," "scan," and "irregardless"... you're using them all wrong.


11 British Words and Sayings That Everyone in the World Should Know

Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." Here is your...


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The Origins of 14 Commonly Used Phrases

You use these idioms all the time, but did you ever think about where they came from?



These 10 Words Don’t Mean Anything Close to What They Look Like

Think twice before you use words like “lackaday” or “nonplussed”—they may mean something quite different than what you’d assume.


9 Great Words You Never Knew Were Gaelic

More than 1.3 million Irish citizens still speak Gaelic—and whether you know it or not, you do too! Here are...


We Corrected the Grammar of 10 Classic Songs—And Made Them Way Worse

Actually, Janis, I think you mean, "Bobby McGee and I."