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  1. Who’s to Blame for English Spelling?

    Let’s be honest: It’s practically impossible to be a “good” speller in English. The way words are spelled in English just don’t match how they are pronounced. Why, English language, why? Well, we can start by blaming William Caxton and the printing press. Diving into the historical context Let’s begin at the beginning, though: England, 1476. Norman French presence was in decline as the Bubonic Plague …

  2. The Chiefs of Presidential Speech

  3. The Best (And Worst) Scandal-Gates

  4. What a Bawcock! Compliment or Insult?

    Here are some incredible old slang compliments and insults that are so hard to figure out, it’s funny. Like bawcock. That can’t be a compliment. Or can it? You’ll have to take this quiz to find out… If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.

  5. Behind the Scenes: Bizarre Film Genres

  6. From Fartistes to Chicken Sexers: The Strangest Jobs You Could Have

  7. 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. If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.

  8. 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.

  9. Set Sail Mateys! Swashbuckling Words Ahead

  10. 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.

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