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  1. Who Said It: Presidential Wit & Wisdom

    Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.

  2. Pirate Code: How to Talk Like a Scallywag

    “Ahoy, matey!” Is that pretty much the limit of your pirate lingo? With perhaps a “shiver me timbers” in the wings if you need it? With so many excellent pirate terms, don't stop there! Here’s a robust vocabulary to make your weekend pirating just a little more authentic.

  3. Set Sail Mateys! Swashbuckling Words Ahead

  4. Common Words With Nasty Pasts

  5. Sizzling Southern Sayings

    The charming (and sometimes confusing) sayings from the south you should know.

  6. Can You Untangle These Regional Mix-Ups?

    Watch what you say while you're traveling around the US - not all words mean the same things in the same places.

  7. The Meaning of Labor Day

    For many of us, Labor Day means the end of summer vacation, a guilt-trip for anyone wearing white, and an excuse for department stores to have sales. But, it’s important to keep in mind the true history behind this holiday: […]

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    11 Insults We Should Bring Back

    These words/terms might seem rather quaint and out of place now, but back then, they got your attention. “Hey! You scobberlotcher! Thy vile canker-blossom'd countenance curdles milk and sours beer!"

  9. 10 Words That Will Show Your Age

    If you don't want to come off as "out of touch," take careful note of this list: Using these words will instantly mark you as a bit old school.

  10. Far Out! Freaky 60s Slang Explained