Tag Archives: grammar

  1. Bizarre Origin Stories For Strange Idioms

  2. Where There’s Warmth, There’s Also Coolth: Long Lost Word Pairs

  3. Are You Using These Famous Phrases Correctly?

  4. Y.E.S: These Words Are Acronyms

    Maybe you already knew RADAR actually stands for "radio detecting and ranging," but what about these other acronyms hiding in your everyday speech?

  5. Meaning Mash-Ups: Words You Didn’t Know Were Portmanteaus

  6. Words With Morphing Definitions

  7. What Are The ( ) { } [ ] And ⟨ ⟩?

    Though these odd symbols—( ), [ ], { }, and ⟨ ⟩—regularly appear on our books and screens, they all have odd, unexpected origins. What is the ( )? The most familiar of these unusual symbols is probably the ( ), called parentheses. Fun fact: One of them is called a parenthesis, and as a pair the plural are parentheses. Parenthesis literally means “to put …