21 Words That People Think Are Synonyms, But They Are Actually Not.

Let me let you on a little secrete. No two words mean exactly the same thing. You might, at first glance, think that the adjectives “hard” and “difficult” are perfect synonyms, but they’re not. I know you don’t believe this but a little example will help. Can we swap these adjectives in an example like “hard surface” and still maintain the same meaning? “Difficult surface” sounds so wrong that it triggered all the linguistic filters in my brain. This is why it is well established that perfect synonymy does not exist. And this is a good reason for you to be careful choosing your words. Just because the thesaurus lists two words as synonyms doesn’t mean that you can simply slot one in for the other. Here are the most common ones.

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41 Jokes and Puns That Require A Little Bit Of Wit To Understand.

A dad joke is a short joke, typically a pun, presented as a one-liner or a question and answer, but not a narrative. What makes a dad joke great is the creative wordplay combined the one-liner, usually unexpected, response. Not all dad jokes are funny, though. Some of them are so lame they make you groan in derision. The best dad jokes are a guaranteed laugh. And if you’re someone who is interested in words and languages, you will find great joy, fascination, and downright genius in the dad jokes we have combined here. Please add more in the comment section and let us know if you have a favorite.

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31 Funny And Silly Puns From PunHub That Will Crack You Up.

Something I wish the internet never runs out of is puns. They are a fine product of what I like to call humanity’s second-best organ; the brain. Most people don’t stop for a second to think about the genius that goes into coming up with creative puns such as the ones below. But as a language nerd myself I think that the minds that think in terms of puns have a certain linguistic intelligence that is not given to everyone. The following puns are brought to you by PunHub, a large community based exclusively on puns. Scroll and enjoy!

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24 Things Most People Think Are The Same But They Are Actually Different.

Sometimes similarities may lead us to think that certain things are identical and therefore we tend to give them the same names. When we look closely, however, we find they are actually a little different but most of the time we still give them the same names. While some languages try to correct this over the course of time, most languages still call these seemingly similar things by the same word. We wrote this article from the perspective of English about some things that people think are the same but in actuality, they are not. We encourage readers who speak other languages to share if other languages make a difference between these things or not. Have a good read ?

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The 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words in the English Language, According to The Oxford Dictionary.

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.

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Demonyms of the U.S. and Canada.

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 states and counties. For example, what is the demonym of a resident of the state of Indiana? Indianaan? My ear is not happy with that and I suppose yours is not as well. In this article, we have compiled some maps of the US and Canada that show the official demonyms of every state in both countries. Do let us know what you think. 

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Countries ranked by the number of languages spoken in them.

There are over 7000 languages spoken in the world today and over 190 countries. This begs the following question: which countries have the most languages? In this article, we rank the 20 countries that have the most languages as well as the percentage they represent in the overall number of languages in the world. See if your country made the list. If it didn’t, please add it in a comment and let the community know how many languages are spoken in your country.

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31 People Who Responded To Public Notices And Made it Hilarious.

 There is an irresistible urge to mess up with a dull and bland public notice that stare us in the eye with it complaining tone. But It takes a little bit of wit and nerdiness to mess up a notice in the right way. The internet is full of these notices and signs but when it comes to things like these that involve playing with words and language, they have to be really special to appeal to our sense of humor. We at The Language Nerds made sure to collect just the most special ones and we’re nothing but sure that they will appeal to you. Please share your favorites with the community and let us know if you have other ideas. 

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30 Of The Funniest and Worst Sign Fails.

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. 

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27 Times People Hilariously Renamed Things And Made Them Sound Way Better.

We give names to things around us almost all the time in a way that is totally random. The word cat, for instance, has no clue in itself that can help us guess what it refers to. But what if we took the task of naming things in such a way that you could guess almost accurately what they refer to merely by the combination of the words involved. As a funny attempt at this, we have named 27 things according to what they refer to and we think you will like them. Please scroll through them and let us know what you think.

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