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Mobile Game From Merriam-Webster Tests Your Dictionary Knowledge
Meet your newest word game obsession.... READ ON
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9 Old Words for Ignorance
Next time you feel the urge to make your sparring partner aware of his lack of knowledge, soften the blow with one of these old-timey terms for ignorance.... READ ON
Quizzes
Pick the 3-Letter Word
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28 Weird and Wonderful Irish Words
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Online Dictionary Uses Simple Analogies to Decode Tech Jargon
Learn why internet cookies are like a barista with a good memory.... READ ON
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10 Pointy Pieces of Slayer Slang from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
From sitch to five by five, here are just a few of our Buffy the Vampire Slayer slang terms in honor of the 20th anniversary of the show's debut.... READ ON
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11 Words Coined 100 Years Ago
"O.M.G." made its first documented appearance a century ago—in a letter to Winston Churchill.... READ ON
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'Fake' Etymology: The Story Behind One of the Dictionary’s Most Intriguing Words
The story behind one of today's big buzzwords goes all the way back to the secret slang of early 19th century criminals.... READ ON
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5-Year-Old Edith Fuller Is the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s Youngest Speller Ever
Can you spell "victory"?... READ ON
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12 Words For The Insufferably Vain
Please use these words next time you have to describe a self-obsessed huff-snuff.... READ ON
Big Question
How Did "Jones" Come to Mean "Craving"?
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6 Idioms That Came From Film And Theater
Chances are, you’ve probably used an idiom from film or theater in an everyday context—maybe without even knowing it.... READ ON
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Lookups of 'Exhume' and 'Confluence' Spiked During the Oscars Ceremony
When Hollywood talks, people listen. Then they Google.... READ ON
Videos
Fantastic Collective Nouns for Animals
From shiver and tower to bloat and smack, groups of animals are called some strange things.... READ ON
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15 Words With Origins So Obvious You Never Noticed Them
The origins of these words are hiding right under your nose.... READ ON
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14 Terms of Affection from Across the U.S.
Looking for a way to spice up your love language? Snuggle up with these 14 idioms, slang terms, and sayings from the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) on how to get it on all over the United States.... READ ON

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