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Confusing Words

I learned to speak and write English when I was about twenty-one years old so English has never been a language I use naturally. In fact, it »»

Washington Post’s Style Invitational

This year’s best words, in which people are asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and »»

2007 Word of the Year

The American Dialect Society (founded in 1889) voted “subprime“ as the word of the year for 2007.

Subprime is an adjective used to describe a risky or less »»