What Does ICYMI Mean?
You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?
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...
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?
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...
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.
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.
“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 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist
Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.
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...
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...
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...
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.