The Most Misspelled Word in Every State
If you can spell this one word, you’re probably smarter than a majority of the people who live in your...
What Does RSVP Stand For?
You probably know what it means, but can you answer the question, “What does RSVP stand for?”
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...
Lets vs. Let’s: The Right Way to Use Each Word
For an itty-bitty punctuation mark, apostrophes cause a lot of confusion. What's the difference between lets vs. let's?
Do You Know the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet? (It Wasn’t Z)
In fact, the actual last letter is not even close to the end of the alphabet.
40 Words You Think Are Antonyms but Aren’t
At first glance, some words may seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, but once you dive deeper...
Blond vs. Blonde: Which is Correct?
Is your best friend's hair blonde or blond? Is that blond man just your type, or perhaps his blonde sister?...
Barbeque or Barbecue: Which Is Correct?
Being *grilled* over the way you spell this word? Find out if there's a correct way to spell the word...
How Many of These 13 Old-School Slang Words Do You Know?
Can you guess the meaning behind these slang phrases from yesteryear?
Grey vs. Gray: Which is Correct?
Is one of these spellings correct and the other wrong—or is there a gray area? (Or perhaps a grey one?)
“Toward” or “Towards”: Which Is Correct?
Does that one little "S" change the meaning? Or do these words in fact mean the same thing?
19 Palindrome Words You’ve Never Thought Of
What is a palindrome? Palindrome words and phrases are spelled the same backward and forward. After reading our roundup, you'll...
What Does the Saying “Bite the Bullet” Really Mean?
If you've ever chosen to "bite the bullet" you know that you might have had to endure some pain, but...
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!
Sanitize vs. Disinfect: What’s the Difference?
Become a better cleaner by knowing the appropriate cleaning terms.
23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2022
Yolt is the new yeet. Brush up on these unofficial vocab words.
48 Words and Phrases Only Southern People Use
Your vocabulary is about to get a lot more colorful. Let's get a move on, y'all.
What Does the Saying “Close, but No Cigar” Really Mean?
I didn't ask for a cigar, so why are you telling me I don't get one?
12 Pop Culture Grammar Mistakes Editors Hate the Most
We asked a jury of editors and linguists to judge the most glaring pop culture grammar glitches. But instead of...