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The Top 10: Accidental Etymologies

We did unexpected etymologies a few years ago, but it is time for another list of words whose present meanings have strayed far from their origins, …

Proof English makes no sense

EVER wondered how hard it would be to learn English? Here’s one single sentence that shows just how bloody ridiculous it is.

Language

18 Movies You Must See If You Desperately Love Tim Burton

For all of you fans of bleak love stories.

Horror

Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown

Mitchell’s hit off-Broadway show about a tyrannical billionaire building a wall to ‘keep out the enemy’ was written in 2006 but could hardly be more topical. The folk singer discusses retelling an ancient myth at a time of ‘political horror’<p>“Why do we build the wall, my children?” growls Hades, …

The Theatre

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

20 Words You've Been Butchering for Years | Inc.com

Some languages, like French, have an official body that decides how words can and cannot be used. English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly." It's all a matter of taste and context. But …

Linguistics