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  1. This Word Of The Day Fan Explains Bardolatry

    We asked this Word of the Day fan to explain his "bardolatry." Do you know as much about this word as he does?
  2. Quinceaneras: More Than Just A Pretty Dress

    Sure, some quinceaneras can get over-the-top, but that’s not the point of the ceremony. There’s a lot more to it ...
  3. We Asked: Why Do Some People Gesticulate So Much?

    For this woman, gesticulating helps her access memories and emotions and put them into speech. Why do you gesticulate?
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    “Compliment” vs. “Complement”: How To Pick The Right Word

    Compliment and complement are commonly confused terms because they’re pronounced alike and originally shared some meanings. But over time, they’ve become separate words with entirely different definitions. What does complement mean? Complement with an E is the older of the two terms. Its noun sense has been around in English since the 1300s. The term derives from the Latin complēmentum, meaning “something that completes.” So, that means if …

  5. How To Woo A Word Lover: Pickup Lines From The Dictionary

    There isn't a word in the dictionary for how good you look. Who says word nerds can’t get down? If you’re ever in the mood to snag a lexicographer, try out one of these pick up lines. Or, you know, just be a good person and talk to them.
  6. These Words Describe The Many Feelings We’ve All Had About A First Date

    No matter if we're feeling apprehensive or eager ... first dates are intimidating. Why though?
  7. What’s The Difference Between “i.e.” And “e.g.”?

    What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.? They may be small, but their power to befuddle writers and speakers of the English language is mighty. The term i.e. is a shortening of the Latin expression id est, which translates to “that is.” It is used to introduce a rephrasing or elaboration on something that has already been stated. The term e.g. is an abbreviation of …

  8. Suspicious Slang Your Kids Are Using

    Kids are crafty—and so they've invented some new words to use in times of exasperation, anger, or when just trying to fit in. Do you know what these slang words mean?
  9. Why Do I F’ing Love Cursing So Much?

    Raw, succinct, expressive, taboo: That’s why I love curse words, why do you?
  10. Emoji Challenge: Can You Translate More Emoji Into English?

    Do you love emoji? Do you love translating emoji into English phrases? Here's Part II of our Emoji Challenge.
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