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  1. Did You Know Mexican Independence Day Is Not Cinco De Mayo?

    Most people know Cinco de Mayo is on May 5th. However, what they don't know is that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. So, when is it? This woman helps us explain ...
  2. Questions To Shake Students Out Of The Back-To-School Blues

    This teacher gets real tired of saying the same words over and over. So, she came up with these helpful lists of synonyms to encourage just a little amount of participation during that time of year she calls the back-to-school blues.
  3. Words Bookworms Mispronounce Because We Read Them First

    Anyone who has spent nights during their childhood huddled under a comforter with a flashlight (or more recently a flashlight app) lighting up the splayed pages of a book knows that being a bookworm helps you build the sort of vocabulary that earns you eyerolls on the playground and accolades from the teachers. Yet, dedicated bibliophiles know there’s really only one problem that comes with …

  4. When To Use “Charismatic” Vs. “Charming”

    We often describe a charismatic person as "charming." But, we would never describe a charming house, outfit, or book, no matter how attractive they are, as "charismatic." Let’s break the spell of these two similarly compelling words.
  5. This Teacher Is Helping Us Rephrase The Most Common Classroom Questions

    Dr. Crumley is here to offer some helpful hints about how to keep your teachers’ eye-rolling to a minimum this year. These questions will be sure to get you closer to that A.
  6. Dictionary.com Presents The Gigantic, Gratifying, Grammar Gameshow

    YES, grammar can be fun ... keep watching ... because we've asked these 2 people to join our first ever Gigantic, Gratifying, Grammar Gameshow.
  7. What Are The Words That Defined Woodstock?

    Woodstock '69 was one of the biggest festivals of our time. And there were many words to describe it. So, we found some people who attended the original Woodstock and they gave us the words they believe define it.
  8. How This School Principal Uses Words To Make Change Happen

    A high-school principal may not be a very glamorous profession, but this woman recognized it as a chance to influence the young minds of the next generation and to maybe inspire change early on instead of trying to amend things after they've happened. Here's her story:
  9. Celebrity Names We Are All Pronouncing Wrong

    Here’s an A–Z guide to making those hard-to-pronounce names roll off the tongue like …”Will Smith.”
  10. The Word “Bully” Used To Mean … “Sweetheart”?!

    The word "bully" is first recorded around the mid-1500s, when it actually meant—wait for it—“sweetheart.” What?!
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