What’s The Difference Between Britain, England And The UK?
To the uninitiated, terms like “British” and “English” might seem interchangeable, but they are not.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Differences Between British And American English?
Americans think British English is weird, Brits think American English is weird, but we can all agree: Australian English is the weirdest.
What Is Cockney Rhyming Slang, And How Do You Speak It?
Have a butcher’s at our guide to this linguistic phenomenon.
12 Political Word Origins That Can Help You Understand The Government
Democrats and Republicans aren’t so different after all, etymologically speaking.
The Inadvertent Origins Of 8 Misleading Animal Names
Turns out the world of animal names is…confusing.
10 Old English Words That Might Be Worth Reclaiming
I don’t mean to be unmannerly, m’lady — it’s just that thy callipygian form arrests me.
9 Harmless Words That Started As Offensive Insults
These common terms today started out as pretty vicious attacks.
10 Insults From The Past That Deserve A Comeback
What rude words, insults and phrases would you hear if you went back in time?
Why Is Autumn The Only Season With Two Names?
The disagreement between autumn and fall is another contentious point for Americans and Brits.
How To Talk Like A Pirate On Talk Like A Pirate Day
Avoid seeming like a landlubber by learning some authentic piratical lingo.
Spoonerisms, Mondegreens And Other Common Language Errors
Is that thing you just said an eggcorn or a mondegreen?
Dictionary Of Glishes: Spanglish, Japanglish, Denglish And More
The impact of the English language extends far and wide.
Jargon Watch: Election Lingo And The Language Of Voting
Next time you find yourself in a ‘battleground state,’ watch out for ‘pregnant chads.’