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54 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names.

You know..that little space, that dot-shaped thing, or that stuff you find when you pop the other stuff!! Or the whatchamacallit. We’ve all had moments when we couldn’t name a certain thing and we knew there should be a word for it. Well, you’re right, there is. Here is a list. 

Demonym Maps Showing the Proper Way to Refer to Citizens of Each US State and Canadian Province.

A demonym is a word that names citizens of a specific place, generally obtained from the name of the area. It’s not always easy to guess the demonym of certain places. You think you can just add -an to the name of the place to get a demonym but it’s not always the case, especially with names of …

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Study: People Who Curse a Lot Are Smarter and Have a Better Vocabulary Than Those Who Don’t.

Often people who curse a lot are accused of being dumb, less intelligent, and lack more appropriate words to express themselves. Science has just flipped this assumption. A recent study has found that people who have a repertoire of curse words at their disposal might very well be intelligent and have a richer and more …

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58 Differences Between British And American English That Still Confuse Everyone.

To be honest, it’s starting to feel like British English and American English are not the same language anymore. To quote George Bernard Shaw, the United States of America and the UK are “two countries divided by a common language.” They can still understand each other, but the marked differences between the two varieties are …

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