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Not all compliments make people feel good.

10 backhanded compliments that aren’t compliments at all

Not all compliments are appropriate. Here are 10 backhanded compliments that are actually offensive.
Expand your vocabulary.

21 synonyms that will make you sound smarter

Don't be pusillanimous — use one of these words the next time you want to sound smart.
Words like "y'all" are region-specific.

16 popular slang words you’ll only hear in certain regions of the US

Words like "y'all," "wicked," "ope," and "ginder" are all specific to certain regions in the US.
Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have multiple meanings.

10 words in the English language with the most definitions

The word "run" is anticipated to have approximately 645 different meanings in the next Oxford English Dictionary, set for a 2037 release.

This list of every ‘Word of the Year’ is like taking a trip through time

Every year since 1990, the American Dialect Society holds "the Super Bowl of linguistics" — to crown the word that defined the year.
There are some words with multiple meanings.

20 words that are spelled the same but have different meanings

Words like "bat," "desert," "wind," and "clip" all have multiple meanings but are confusingly spelled the same way.
There are some words with multiple meanings.

20 words that are spelled the same but have different meanings

Words like "bat," "desert," "wind," and "clip" all have multiple meanings but are confusingly spelled the same way.

11 reasons the English language is impossible to learn

The English language has a lot of weird spelling, grammar, and pronunciation rules. Here are 11 of its anomalies that make it difficult to learn.
One of President Donald Trump's most controversial policies gave way to 2018's word of the year.

2018’s ‘Word of the Year’ comes from one of the most tumultuous periods in Trump’s presidency

The American Dialect Society named "tender-age shelter" the 2018 "Word of the Year."

Here’s how many people in each state speak a language other than English at home

Recently released Census data shows the share of households in each state that speak a language other than English at home.