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Time to see how your pirate vocab measures up.

11 fun word lists to drill your vocabulary on

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Heathers lingo is so very.

Our favorite Heathers slang

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This cat snarls with such fiercety. 

14 abstract nouns we need to bring back

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The Earl of Cardigan's sartorial legacy lives on.

The fascinating linguistic legacy of the Crimean War

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Not all Nazi analogies are bad analogies.

In defense of Nazi analogies

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The stuff in his shampoo sounds downright scary.

How to read your shampoo bottle

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Colin Farrell's voice is a dead giveaway that he hails from Dublin.

Listen and compare: 15 different Irish accents

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He who shall not be named.

Why is the 'mor' in 'Voldemort' so evil-sounding?

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Aren't we going the right way? Yes? No? Maybe?

The problem with positive answers to negative questions

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Interest level: Zero.

4 good reasons why people say 'I could care less'

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"Thank God I paid attention in English class."

How and when to use 'whom' instead of 'who'

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The flamingo's name has Latin roots.

12 animals whose names etymologically describe them

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Forgive us, Orwell, for we have written cliches.

A defense of clichés

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"I willn't do my homework" does sound pretty weird.

Why does 'will not' become 'won't'?

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Soldiers reload cannon shells in Beaumont, France, on September 12, 1918.

11 words and phrases popularized by World War I

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Sounding it out.

The linguistic lessons of Pig Latin

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I-Pod, known for his YOLO flip.

Our favorite Sochi slang

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Stealing a smooch.

How to write the sound of a kiss

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Old version: Mark Zuckerberg fixed their problem!

The evolution of Facebook's pronoun problem

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Wow such grammar. So teach.

Why so many people struggle with doge

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