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19 Words That Sound Like Something Else

By Jason SaenzMarch 18, 2014
The English language is a tricky thing. A word that compliments one person can insult another. A word you use loving with... More  →
19 Words That Sound Like Something Else

34 Things to Say Instead of "Literally"

By Ashley Brooke RobertsNovember 21, 2013
1. I matter of factly died of embarrassment this morning. 2. He is Liberace the worst. 3. And I was all “You’re letter by... More  →
34 Things to Say Instead of

Today In Vocab News: Twerk's a Real Word Now

By Bailey_SwilleyAugust 28, 2013
Oxford has added the words “twerk” and “selfie” to its online dictionary. We’re not sure if Miley had... More  →
Today In Vocab News: Twerk's a Real Word Now

English Is Literally Disintegrating

By Valerie BurnAugust 14, 2013
There are two sides of the "literally" camp: those who misuse and overuse the word, and those who feel compelled to correct... More  →
English Is Literally Disintegrating

New Mashup Words for Summer

By Dave ArgentarJune 19, 2013
While we certainly have it better than the Germans in terms of word mashups (“Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung” is their word for "speed... More  →
New Mashup Words for Summer

Write a Song, and You Could Win $1000!

By Emily WinterJune 14, 2013
Now that the 2013 SparkNotes Yearbook Awards are over, we at SparkLife Headquarters wanted to give you guys a fresh... More  →
Write a Song, and You Could Win $1000!

17 Words Kinda-Old People Say To Sound Cool

By Lauren PassellMay 16, 2013
There's old people, who call you a hooligan and a whipper-snapper and call you gay (and they don't mean you're a homosexual),... More  →
17 Words Kinda-Old People Say To Sound Cool

Are You a "Girl" or a "Woman"?

By Lauren PassellApril 30, 2013
Are you a woman or a girl? When does the transition happen? Do you wake up one day and feel like you’re a... More  →
Are You a

Calling All Sparklers: Teach Us Your Talky Ways!

By Laura EtheredgeApril 25, 2013
If you’ve told your parents once, you’ve told them a million times—and yet your dad still awkwardly "holla!"s at you, and your... More  →
Calling All Sparklers: Teach Us Your Talky Ways!

Sweden Adopts Gender-Neutral Pronoun

By Sara JonssonApril 15, 2013
Man, it takes forever to get anything done in the U.S. Equality in any form comes after decades of fighting and legislating and... More  →
Sweden Adopts Gender-Neutral Pronoun