Language

  1. 9 Different Ways To Say Stupid

  2. 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.

  3. 6 New Words We Need in English Right Now

    English is a vast, glorious language, yet even with its incredible number of words, it feels like it’s still missing some absolute basics. The lack of these words leads to either lengthy clarifications or awkward situations—like getting stuck taking your […]

  4. The Buzz About Spelling Bees

    Do you know what these winning words mean—all the way back to the first Scripps National Spelling Bee, in 1925?

  5. Fast and the Furious – From Scottish Hootenanies to Street Racing

    The eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise was released in April 2017, and their continued box office success gives moviegoers and word-lovers something to cheer about. Beyond the stunning action sequences, though, let’s take a moment to […]

  6. Let’s Talk About Bitchface

    Wait, what? Bitchface? Yes, bitchface is a word. Some people may find that offensive (why do we swear, anyway?), but it’s also interesting that the word describes a reality that often causes offense—unintentionally! Also called resting bitchface (that’s RBF, of […]

  7. What Are We Gonna Call Self-Driving Cars If “Automobile” Is Already Taken?

    We’ve reached the era of the self-driving car! Congratulations, us. Ford, General Motors, and Volkswagen are all in the autonomous driving game, along with many up-and-comers. Waymo (a division of Alphabet, Google’s holding company) describes theirs as “a safer car […]

  8. The Reasons to Swear. A Lot.

    Fair warning: The language here could get a little strong for some tastes. Raise your hand if you’ve ever slipped up and said a curse word in front of your boss, your grandma, or anyone else you probably shouldn’t have. […]

  9. Where Are You From, Loanword?

    Let’s save some time and say it: Being exposed to other cultures and languages is one of the best things that can happen to you. Throughout history, English speakers have constantly been in contact with people who speak other languages. […]

  10. Every English “Rule” Has An Exception: I Before E, Except, Well, A Lot of Things

    A lot of times you’ll come across articles about English grammar that are like “You can do X, but not Y, and if you do Z your writing will be bad and you should feel bad.” OK, ouch. On the […]