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There Should Be A Word For That!

By Abbey ClarkeAugust 21, 2015
  Every night before we go to bed we thank William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Jane Austen for the English language. English as... More  →
There Should Be A Word For That!

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

40 Things You Can Say Instead of Swearing

By Abbey ClarkeNovember 1, 2013
There’s nothing wrong with swearing on occasion, when it's absolutely called for (you've spilled pop rocks all over your keyboard; you've just... More  →
40 Things You Can Say Instead of Swearing

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

The Scoop on My Synesthesia, Part Two

By Twirl_and_Dip_April 5, 2013
Oh. My. Goodness. I did NOT expect my post to become so popular. Well, Sparklers, I had written that last post so that... More  →

The Scoop on My Synesthesia

By Twirl_and_Dip_March 22, 2013
I can taste words. I didn't realize, when I was seven or eight years old, that this wasn't normal. I thought everyone... More  →

"YOLO" and 15 Other Words That Need To Die Right Now

By Brandon SpecktorJanuary 7, 2013
Tell us what you think of our new digi-slang, guys: #YOBYOLOO…H (You Only Banish YOLO Once…Hopefully) Lake Superior State University just published its 38th... More  →
"YOLO" and 15 Other Words That Need To Die Right Now