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Simile & Metaphor
Literally vs. Definitely
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Words in the News
What's the Origin of Dog Days?
It doesn't have to do with your furry friends, so where does it come from? Find out.
Words on the Move: Thug
Explore how this word has changed over time.
Geek or Nerd: Which Came First?
These words may have similar meanings, but one is definitely older than the other.
Quizzes and Trivia
What Does the “Bee” in “Spelling Bee” Mean Exactly?
Hint: It doesn't refer to the buzzing insect.
Word Fact: Accept vs. Except
Does one accept an invitation or except it? Find out.
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There's a Word for That? 8 Fun Words About Words
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Talk Like a Sailor: 9 Fascinating Nautical Terms
What's a scuttlebutt and how far is a fathom? Find out.
9 British Terms That Flummox Americans
From saloon to pudding, these British terms don't mean the same in American English.
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