Most of the time.
Some imitative words are more surprising than others
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
Why don't they call it the Merriam-Webster comma?
A simple trick to keep them separate
How 'literally' can mean "figuratively"
Thawing one of the mysteries of English
We're intent on clearing it up
We're gonna stop you right there
Is it all the same anyway?
And is one more correct than the others?
There, there. We'll sort it out.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
No other common verb follows the pattern of _sneak_…_snuck_. And no one's quite sure why.
They started as the same word, but their meanings have drifted apart over time.
Tripping up English Speakers for 700 years
'Poets laureate'? 'Court-martials'? The curious history of postpositive adjectives in English.
Why does it sound strange to say 'funner' or 'funnest?'
Some practical guidance, and interesting history, about a common mistake.
Why is pig meat called 'pork' and cow meat called 'beef?' Because English took on a big serving of French words following the Norman Conquest.
"Verily, I say unto you, the public is a hot mess"
How an ancient philosophical movement devoted to the pursuit of virtue came to describe eye-rolling criticism.
The story of those iconic illustrations.
Noah Webster: the man who changed the way we spell... up to a point.
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No one calls it the Merriam-Webster comma. Why?
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Arrests made for 1/6 attack
Scripps Bee clip goes viral
Facebook announces new name
Difficult Spelling Words Quiz
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A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.
Top 10 Latin Phrases
Both are used, but home in does a better job of...
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When you are left to your own rhetorical devices.
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New Year, Recondite Vocabulary