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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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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.


15 Common Words That Used To Mean Completely Different Things

There was a time when 'Girl' meant 'Boy,' 'Bully' meant 'Sweetheart,' and 'Fizzle' meant 'Fart.' Let's return there together.


10 Types of Words You Never Knew Had to Be Capitalized

Is it french fries or French Fries? Or maybe French fries? These are the rules you always wonder about when...


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...


18 Latin Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smarter

After all, omnia dicta fortiora si dicta Latina.

10 French Phrases Everyone in the World Should Know

Whether you live in Paris, France, or Paris, Texas, these are the French phrases that, according to Jeannette DeJong, senior...


Slang Words No One Outside Your State Will Understand

These words will leave your out-of-state friends scratching their heads.


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.


10 Phrases That Make You Sound Like a CEO

Step up your work presence by decoding these common business phrases CEOs and other higher-ups like to use.


Here Is the CORRECT Way to Pronounce Dr. Seuss (and 17 Other Popular Author Names)

Most people mispronounce Dr. Seuss (hint: it doesn't rhyme with moose). Learn the correct way to say his name, plus...


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...