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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 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...


What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."


25 New Words Added to the Dictionary for 2022

Word nerds, unite! Merriam-Webster added more than 500 definitions to the dictionary this year. Which one is your favorite?


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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.



Yes, There’s Actually a Difference Between the Terms “Dinner” and “Supper...

If your grandparents or parents used the term "supper," there's a good chance your ancestors were farmers.


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Here’s How Words Get Removed from the Dictionary

The dictionary isn’t forever. Here’s the lowdown on what happens to a word when its popularity starts to wane.


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“Bald-Faced” or “Bold-Faced”: Which Is Correct?

These expressions are both used to describe a blatant lie—but are they interchangeable, or is only one of them correct?


12 Funniest New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2022

From puggle to nothingburger, these are the silliest words that were made official this past year.

12 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist

Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.


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Sneaked vs. Snuck: Which Is Correct?

What's the one thing that's more sneaky than a teenager, loophole, and a surprise fine combined? The difference between sneaked...


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Passed vs Past: What’s the Difference?

Leave this common word mix-up in your past!


All of a Sudden vs. All of the Sudden: Which Is Correct?

You've been using the phrase "all of a sudden" with confidence. Now "all of the sudden," it's not so clear...


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Farther vs. Further: What’s the Difference?

How far would you go to figure out the difference between further and farther? Look no further—we've got your answer.


Systemic vs. Systematic: What’s the Difference?

Here's the difference between these two words that are often used interchangeably even though they have different meanings.


15 Slang Words You Didn’t Know Were in the Dictionary

English is an ever-evolving language, so as words make their way into the mainstream, they also make it into the...


13 Words from the First Dictionary That No Longer Exist

Don't let these obscure words fade away!


23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2022

Yolt is the new yeet. Brush up on these unofficial vocab words.


Can You Answer These 14 Dictionary Questions from Jeopardy!?

We curated a quiz of JEOPARDY! clues for logophiles to test your knowledge of words from the dictionary.


Can You Pass This Quiz of 4th Grade Spelling Words?

How many can you get right? No peeking at a dictionary for this surprisingly tricky 4th grade spelling words quiz.