A palindrome is a word or a phrase that reads the same backward as forward. Words in themselves are fun and amusing let alone if they can read from both ends. The fact that these words are palindromes is totally coincidental, but a little bit of creativity went into forming the latter part of the palindrome phrases you’ll find at the bottom. We strongly encourage you to leave in a comment of other palindromes you may know and that we left out. Have a great read 🙂Continue reading “28 Palindrome Words and Phrases You’ve Probably Never Thought of.”
People misspell words all the time and for all sorts of reasons: being in a hurry, sloppiness, drunkenness, or plain ignorance. And you know what, it’s totally fine because we know that spelling is hard, especially for people like us who know the madness of the English spelling system. However, there are certain times when a spelling mistake can do you a lot of harm. And here we are talking about professional contexts where formalities, such as spelling, are crucial to attaining one’s objectives, like getting a job, a promotion, or, in our case, showing off our incredible language skills. So, we brought you today a list of 10 of the most misspelled words in the English language and we want you to avoid them at all cost.Continue reading “The 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words in the English Language, According to The Oxford Dictionary.”
A lot of thought goes into designing a sign. Companies want their signs to reflect their brands, so they have to look clean and error-free. But this is in a perfect world. External factors, such as dust, rust, lights going out, etc., will mess up your sign and the resulting message could be hilarious. The Language Nerds hoarded these signs from all over the internet and we put them here in one place for you to enjoy. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite.Continue reading “30 Of The Funniest and Worst Sign Fails.”
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of homophones before. They’re those words that are pronounced the same way but have different meanings and spellings, and this is why they confuse a lot of people. But homophones can be fun sometimes and because of them, we have jokes like this: What happens when a frog’s car breaks down? It gets toad away. If you think this is funny, you will definitely enjoy the treat we have prepared for you in this article. Bruce Worden is someone who is particularly interested in homophones and decided to make things simple for everyone. He created Homophones Weekly for the sole purpose of cleverly illustrating homophones in such an amusing way that everyone will not only enjoy but also get a perfect grasp of these confusing words.Continue reading “54 Clever Illustrations of Words That Sound The Same But Have Different Meanings.”
Language fanatics like you and I pay incredible attention to our grammar and punctuation and we expect everyone should do the same. Alas, there are people out there who just hate what we love; grammar and punctuation, and go about mindless of language, throwing grave mistakes here and there. And that’s why we have the grammar police. They go on patrols all over the internet and hunt down people who make spelling and grammar mistakes. Below are some of the mistakes they caught.Continue reading “The Worst Grammar And Spelling Fails Caught By The Grammar Police.”
For wordsmiths like us, we pay great attention to how people speak and write. We analyze how people articulate certain sounds and how they put words together and sometimes just marvel at what comes out of their mouths. But other times, we suppress this irresistible urge to correct some of the dumbest mistakes that most people make, because they butchered the thing we love most, which is language. We, of course, don’t correct them, because we know prescriptivism is a crime. But that doesn’t mean that their mistakes don’t drive us nuts. They do, to the point of madness. Here is a list of some of these mistakes. Do let us know which of these mistakes irritate you.Continue reading “23 Subtle Grammar Errors That Most People Still Make.”
Having fun with اللغات is enjoyable and intriguing في نفس الوقت. You can do fascinating stuff بمجرد تحريك your lips و your لسان. Language هي أهم thing that keeps us مع بعض. Think about it للحظة. It gets more interesting عندما you combine لغتين في the same time, فأنت تجمع even more people.Continue reading “Don’t read this article, ان لم تكن تتقن لغتين على الاقل”
A society dedicated to preserving the correct use of the apostrophe, which ran for almost two decades, has shut down because “ignorance has won”.Continue reading “Apostrophe society shuts down because ‘ignorance and laziness have won’”
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’ve been perfecting your paper, article, or email all night long. You made sure every word fits the topic nicely, you’ve removed all the redundant elements, fine-tuned your argument, and you are ready to stun everyone with your paper because you think it’s a personal masterpiece. You do some proofreading and then you eagerly hit send or submit.Continue reading “Here is why it’s so hard to catch your own typos, according to science.”
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