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...
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...
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!
McDonald’s Almost Sued the Dictionary—Here’s Why It Didn’t
When the dictionary dared to diss them, McDonald's took it in stride. Sort of.
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 Commonly Misused Words You Need to Stop Getting Wrong
Did you know that every time you misspeak, a kitten cries? Okay, that's not true. But get these commonly misused...
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...
The Surprising Meaning Behind These 8 Really Weird Words
Don't you just love 'petrichor'? Especially if you're one of the 'bibliobibuli' that feels especially inspired after a good storm?...
12 Quirky Words That Don’t Have An English Translation — but Totally Should
These wonderful words from all over the world have no direct English translation or equivalent, but oh how we wish...
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 Adjectives Everyone Should Use More Often
Some have been pushed to the back of your vocabulary. Others are just plain fun to say. Either way, these...
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...
The Origins of 14 Commonly Used Phrases
You use these idioms all the time, but did you ever think about where they came from?
17 English Words That Have Totally Different Meanings in Other Languages
Hint: You won't want a "gift" in Germany.
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...