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The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words on a regular basis to reflect new cultural phenomena. Some of these words are very silly.
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 20th century had its fair share of slang words and terms that no one uses anymore. Can you guess what these 15 words mean?
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.
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.
Go easy on the jargon.
Like many languages, English borrows words and phrases from others. Here are the surprising origins of 10 everyday words.
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 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with eight winners. Can you identify the correct spellings of 10 words from this year's contest?
The National Spelling Bee ended with 8 winners — here’s the winning word from every spelling bee since 1925
From "knack" to "gesellschaft," how many can you spell?