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  1. “On line” vs. “In line”: Which Do You Say?

    Some people find it easy to tell if someone is from New York or New Jersey the moment they meet them—all they have to do is start chatting! And if the New Yorker’s accent isn’t an immediate giveaway, the phrase on line usually is. In many states across the country, it’s all the same: people stand in line at the grocery store, wait in line …

  2. What Are Better Ways To Say “Good Luck”?

  3. Why Do People Say “Rabbit Rabbit” And “Hare Hare”?

    Ever heard someone say “rabbit rabbit,” but there’s not a floppy-eared bunny to be found for miles? There’s a reason they’re saying it … and that reason may even convince you to start saying it too, if you haven’t already. Keep reading to find out why this saying may be your next morning mantra. Why do people say rabbit rabbit? Though it sounds a bit …

  4. Where Did The Phrase “The Dog Ate My Homework” Come From?

    Dogs are known as man’s best friend. Dogs keep us safe, are hard workers … and can provide a handy excuse in a pinch. Maybe that’s why versions of the classic expression the dog ate my homework have been around for hundreds of years. Today, the dog ate my homework is used as a stock example of the kind of silly excuses schoolchildren give for …

  5. Stop Using These Phrases (Use These Synonyms Instead)

    We all misspeak or misuse words sometimes. Maybe we’ve latched onto phrases our parents handed down incorrectly. Or perhaps we picked them up from a movie, television, or social media with no clue they were being used inappropriately—or even worse, offensively.  It’s OK; most of us unknowingly use problematic words and phrases from time to time without thinking about their origins or how they could …

  6. What Does The Phrase “Lean In” Mean?

    As flashy and fun as the terms selfie and binge-watch are, it’s important to keep in mind another, more business-casual buzzword of the 2010s: lean in. In fact, this term existed before Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg started using lean in to encourage women to embrace challenge and risk in the workplace. What is the traditional meaning of lean in? Traditionally lean in has been used in the …