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  1. Recite These Drunken Quotes At Your Next Happy Hour

  2. 14 Words Our Favorite TV Characters Got Very, Very Wrong

    When a TV character says something so wildly outlandish that you’re hustling for your Dictionary.com app to see if that’s really a word, let’s just say we’re solid fans of the act. It turns out we’re not exactly alone. Some of television’s most lovable characters (and a few unlovable ones too) are known to trip over their tongues. Sometimes, it’s an accident. Other times, well, …

  3. Quotes From Spanish Authors That Will Inspire You To Take A Language Lesson

  4. Why Did These 10 Songs Go Viral?

    A look at the slang and pop culture terms from songs to figure out why these annoyingly catchy songs went viral.

  5. How This Horror Movie Term Became A Real Life Metaphor

    How did the fictional term "sunken place" become an actual term that the Black community uses in real life?
  6. 8 TV Moments For Grammar Nerds

    1. Tracy Morgan’s schooling on the difference between well and good. Tracy is known for having surprising moments of insight, but this grammar smackdown takes the cake. 2. The time even Oscar Martinez was stumped by English grammar rules. We’ve all faked knowing how to use terms like who and whom (because, really, English is complicated enough). This scene nails that perplexing feeling when faced …

  7. Master The Secrets Of Crosswordese

    Are you a cruciverbalist? A lover of crosswords? If you can immediately recite a long list of obscure words with an excessive amount of vowels, you’re probably an avid crossword solver. And, this set of vocabulary that is full of words more likely to fill in your morning puzzle rather than your everyday conversation is commonly known as crosswordese. Crosswordese words are used by puzzle …

  8. How Books Have Influenced Our Favorite Songs

  9. Where Did “Cinderella Story” Come From?

    The Cinderella that English speakers know and love can be traced to the French story Cendrillon, first published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, though Chinese and Greek versions of this classic tale go back to the 9th century CE and 6th century BCE, respectively. Today, there are over 500 variants of Cinderella in Europe alone. It’s no surprise, then, that describing something as a Cinderella …

  10. Who Wrote The Alphabet Song?

    Whether you learned your ABCs while hanging out with the gang from Sesame Street, from someone in your family, or you were schooled in everything from A to Z in kindergarten, you probably learned the alphabet with the help of the alphabet song. The clever tune is imprinted in the brains of most of us English speakers. When you look up a word in the …