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What’s The Difference Between Britain, England And The UK?

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.
What Are Fossil Words, And What Are Some Examples?

What Are Fossil Words, And What Are Some Examples?

Sometimes words only live in very specific circumstances.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Differences Between British And American English?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Jargon Watch: Election Lingo And The Language Of Voting

Next time you find yourself in a ‘battleground state,’ watch out for ‘pregnant chads.’