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Ever gotten called out for the difference between you’re and your? We’ve all been there–and we don’t ever want to go back. These insightful and interesting grammar articles will turn you into a word whiz quicker than you can blame autocorrect for your grammar faux pas.

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What Does TTYL Mean?

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how is it used?

Why Do We Say “Quit Cold Turkey”?

Planning to let go of a habit or two cold turkey in the New Year? Learn where that expression comes...


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Book-Related Words

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Hidden Critters

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Why Do We Say “Piqued My Interest”?

The word "piqued" has more meanings than you might think!

What Is an Aphorism and How Is It Used?

They say knowledge is power—so let's learn all about aphorisms with these common aphorism examples! (Hint: "Knowledge is power" is...


Where Does the Phrase “No Worries” Come From?

Bring some Aussie attitude to your everyday life with this common expression.

Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words That Shine

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Circles

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Spiritual Matters

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Word Power Vocabulary Quizzes

We've rounded up our favorite Word Power quizzes! Test your vocabulary with these tricky definitions covering every topic.

Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words with Double Letters

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Prohibition Era Words

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words Beginning with N-Z

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


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Where Does the Phrase “Let the Cat Out of the Bag” Come From?

Why was the cat in a bag in the first place?


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Why Do We Say the “Dog Days of Summer”?

Dogs are man's best friend and adorable, but what do they have to do with summer?

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23 Grammar Memes That’ll Crack You Up

These memes about spelling and grammar errors will tickle you're—sorry, YOUR—funny bone!


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words Beginning with A-M

Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.


Where Did the Phrase “Knock on Wood” Come From?

Cracking down on the meaning of this popular superstition, one knock at a time! Learn the "knock on wood" meaning...


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80 Acronym Examples You Should Know

Acronyms make communication easier, but who can keep track of what they mean? We can, and now you can too...


35 Text Abbreviations You Should Know (and How to Use Them)

Knowing the meaning of these terms will keep anyone with a phone, social media, or even just web access from...


Acronym vs. Abbreviation vs. Initialism: What’s the Difference? 

What's the difference when discussing acronym vs. abbreviation vs. initialism? It has to do with how you're shortening a word...


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What Does ICYMI Mean?

You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


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What Does FWIW Mean?

This unusual-looking abbreviation will never slow you down again.


What Does “P.S.” Stand For?

When we add an afterthought to the end of our letters or emails, why do we preface it with these...

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26 of the Funniest Oxymoron Examples

We use oxymorons all the time, but have you ever thought about how weird they actually are? A closer look...


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13 Funny Palindrome Sentences That Will Crack You Up

If you thought palindrome words were cool, get ready to have your mind blown by these full palindrome sentences.


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18 Portmanteau Words You Never Thought Of

Love going out for brunch, staying at motels, or playing Pokémon? We bet you didn't know that all these words...


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Equality vs. Equity: What’s the Difference?

Maybe you've interchanged the words "equity" and "equality" in conversation—but they don't, in fact, mean the same thing.


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To Whom It May Concern: What It Means and How to Use It

There are times when we need to write important letters to people who we don't know, and who may be...