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"Selfie" is a real word now.

30 words you won’t believe were actually added to the dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words on a regular basis to reflect new cultural phenomena. Some of these words are very silly.

12 common grammar mistakes you’re probably making right now (and how to avoid them)

These all-too-common mistakes stem from confusion over when to use which word or phrase: fewer vs. less, it's vs. its, and then vs. than.
The 1950s were a different time.

Can you guess the meaning of these 20th-century slang terms no one uses anymore?

The 20th century had its fair share of slang words and terms that no one uses anymore. Can you guess what these 15 words mean?
September 11 changed the way Americans talk about terrorist attacks.

The surprising effect 9/11 had on the English language

The phrase "9/11" caught the attention of linguists and changed the way we talk about terrorist attacks. Linguists have noted how the name people assigned to the attacks, "9/11," is now a blueprint for naming other terrorist incidents around the world.
English is confusing sometimes.

15 mind-bending words that have 2 completely opposite meanings

A "contronym" is a word that has two opposite meanings, and the English language is full of them. Here are 15 common words that can mean two completely different things.

The hidden meanings behind 10 words you use every day

Like many languages, English borrows words and phrases from others. Here are the surprising origins of 10 everyday words.

20 things you should never say to your coworkers

Being friends with your coworkers can be great, but it can get you in trouble if you don't keep things professional at work.
The competition is fierce at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Can you spell the hardest words from this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee?

The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with eight winners. Can you identify the correct spellings of 10 words from this year's contest?