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Ever gotten called out for the difference between you’re and your? We’ve all been there–and we don’t ever want to go back. These insightful and interesting grammar articles will turn you into a word whiz quicker than you can blame autocorrect for your grammar faux pas.

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15 Fascinating Facts About Dictionaries That Will Make You Want to Pick One Up

From dropped words to fake definitions, learn fun facts, hearsay, and scandal about our most useful language resource, and the...


10 Funny Typos in Famous Works of Literature

Even grammar sticklers should be able to forgive the editors for these notorious (and often hilarious) goofs.


Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day

A daily dose of reading can do wonders for your memory, health, and relationships.


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7 Words You Never Realized Were Examples of Onomatopoeia

You know the classic examples of onomatopoeia like “boom,” “splat,” and “pow,” but there are plenty of words you use...



35 City Names Around the World You’re Mispronouncing

Sound like a native—or at least a savvy tourist—when you learn how to say these place names correctly.


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....


20 Words and Phrases Smart People Don’t Use

If you're smart, or at least want to sound intelligent, remember that some things are better left unsaid.

This Is the Difference Between a College and a University

Should the distinction have a big impact on your choice of school?


13 Comma Rules Everyone Should Know

Memorize these comma rules before you write your next essay, letter, or email!


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...


15 of the Most Endangered Languages in the World

There are more than 7,000 living languages in the world, but UNESCO predicts more than half will be extinct by...


Finally! Here’s When to Use “E.g.” Versus “I.e.”

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.


16 Overused Words (and Phrases) You Should Stop Saying ASAP

Let's do a deep dive, shall we? Here's why these words and phrases made Lake Superior State University's annual banished...

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...


Here Is Every “Word of the Year” Since 2000

To qualify as a potential “word of the year,” terms must be newly popular, widely used, and reflective of regular...

17 Famous Company Names You’re Actually Pronouncing All Wrong

Most businesses could not care less how you say their name as long as you spell your name correctly on...


16 Everyday Phrases with Surprisingly Dark Origins

They say the devil is in the details...


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.


10 Ways You’re Still Using Apostrophes Wrong

Its or it's? 70's or 70s? Here's how to tell.


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.