14 Words That Used To Mean Something Else
The cool thing about etymology is that it actually doesn’t guarantee anything!
Why Does The English Alphabet Lack Accent Marks?
It’s not like we couldn’t benefit from them, considering how counterintuitive English spelling can be.
10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From
Turns out, people used to call a lot of different things “apples.”
English As An International Universal Language
Don’t be surprised if in the world’s nooks, crannies and corners you find that little language called English.
The Hardest Spelling Bee Words Tend To Have This Thing In Common
The English language has borrowed a lot from other languages, and as it turns out, some root languages present trickier spelling conundrums than others.
Eponyms Everywhere: 8 English Words That Came From Names
When you boycott a business or play the saxophone, you’re putting eponyms to use! Here are 8 common words that derive from people’s names.
What ‘Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?’ Can Teach Us About Language
Have you been asked, ‘Is a hot dog a sandwich?’ Before you laugh it off, we’ll tell you why that silly question actually poses an interesting problem.
The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun
While traditionally associated with southern American dialects, “y’all” isn’t confined to a singular geographic region.
Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?
Learning to say “sorry” in other languages is useful, but what you also need to know is when it’s appropriate to say “sorry” in different cultures.
Where Did OK Come From, And Why Is It So Ubiquitous?
You probably use OK every day, but do you know what it stands for?