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19 Obscure Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately

When traveling across the United States, it sometimes feels like the locals are speaking a whole different language. That's where the <i>Dictionary of</i> …

6 Awesome Things Bill Murray Has Done

Netflix just put out this teaser for Bill Murray's Christmas special. If it leaves you wanting more, you're in the right place. The actor is known …

12 Tattoos Inspired by Famous Books

1. <i>Slaughterhouse 5,</i> Kurt Vonnegut<p>There are a lot of “So It Goes” tattoos out there, but Lacy’s is particularly nice in that she didn’t limit it to …

25 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco

You know your bays and bridges, but here are 25 unreal facts you might not have known about the Golden City.<p><b>1.</b> The Chinese fortune cookie was …

San Francisco

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>The history of mistletoe, which can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, is long, strange, and full of contradictions. Certain …

LeVar Burton Reads "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Here's a holiday treat. Listen to our new best friend LeVar Burton read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from the <i>Reading Rainbow</i> iPad app. Merry …

The Original Reviews of 10 Classic Christmas Movies

Whether you’re a fan of Buddy the Elf or prefer the retro allure of Bedford Falls, there are certain movies that just make the holidays complete—but …

12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers' room floor. Here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety …

50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary

Collective nouns may seem like quirky ways to describe groups, but 500 years ago, they were your ticket to the in-crowd. Most collective nouns, or …

Language

20 Fascinating Facts About The Exorcist

From Krampus to Santa Claus, the holiday season is filled with all sorts of memorable characters. On December 26, 1973, the studio executives at …

Pop Culture

12 Very Special 'Very Special Episodes'

Some TV shows are custom-made for Very Special Episodes. With all those girls on the cusp of adulthood at the Eastland Academy on <i>The Facts of Life,</i> …

William Wordsworth: How Last Names (Sometimes) Determine Your Career

William Wordsworth is a famous poet. Usain Bolt broke the record for fastest human being. Somewhere out there, a guy named Daniel Snowman authored a …

9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems

Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same thing as knowing how to translate. Translation is a special skill that professionals work hard to …

10 Tips for Criticizing People More Effectively

In the 1930s, William B. Pettus, the president of the College of Chinese Studies in Beijing, came across a strange little Chinese essay. It began by …

7 Common Words With Little-Known Relatives

When some words have hit the big time, they've left clunky related words behind.<p>1. exhaust/inhaust<p>While "exhaust," from the Latin for "draw out of," …

14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …

History

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16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem

Every generation likes to think it invented slang anew, but often the latest words are actually very old. Here are 16 words that are much older than …

20 Words We Owe to Shakespeare

No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare, and no American teenager makes it to graduation …

8 Things You May Not Know About Nutella

<b>1. Napoleon and Hitler are responsible for the world's Nutella addiction.</b><p>Back in 1806, Napoleon tried to freeze out British commerce as a means to …

Nutella

7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)

Disturbing advice from the mid-20th century. It’s about to get real.<p><b>1. Don't Talk</b><p>Oh, did Mavis from next door insult your prize winning squash? Did …

4 Subtle Changes to English People Hardly Notice

Everyone knows that language changes. It's easy to pick out words that have only been recently introduced (bromance, YOLO, derp) or sentence …

Language

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It …

11 Things We No Longer See in Movie Theaters

Before faceless multiplexes became the norm, one could always spot a movie theater in the distance, even if it was your first visit to that town. A …

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

11 Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2014

Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life …

Why is English Spelling So Messed Up?

If you're a kid learning how to write, or an adult speaker of a language with sensible spelling, English spelling can seem like a cruel prank. And …

High Blood Pressure

10 of the Most Expensive Typos in History

Typos can be embarrassing. They can also be costly. And not just for those individuals whose jobs depend on knowing the difference between “it’s” and …

Film Festivals

10 Things Your Ashes Can Do After You Die

Ashes to ashes, dust to ... diamonds? Here are 10 ways to give cremains a life after death.<p>1. An hourglass<p>Time for some symbolism! Hourglass …

10 Awesome New Species Discovered in 2013

Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.<p>…