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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.’
Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law

Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law

Should you ever find yourself in a courtroom, these words and phrases might be useful.
Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

You could say that uppercase letters were…a capital idea.
Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?

Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?

English-speaking accents vary throughout the world. So why are some accents considered such an important indicator of social class?
An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

What is etymology, and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words’ delightfully convoluted backstories.
Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?

Some of these modern words have very little in common with their original forms.
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages

How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages

Plus, how to say common video conferencing terms in 10 languages.
11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

Chances are, you’ve used at least one of these in casual conversation without knowing its problematic past.