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30 Words You're Probably Mispronouncing

Dictionary.com has updated its list of commonly mispronounced English words. We’ve included them below; along with links to the proper pronunciations.


The Right Way To Pronounce 7 Popular Fine Dining Terms

Fine dining borrows a lot of things from French cuisine, including many French terms. You may know what most of these words mean, but do you know how to say them right? This quick rundown will help you avoid feeling foolish when you order your meal.


Filler Words Like 'Um' Aren't All Bad, And Can Be Used To Your Advantange

If you, uh, have a tendency to use filler words like “um” or “like” when you talk, it’s not the end of the world. Turns out they can actually be a good thing — as long as you use them right.


Tinycards From Duolingo Teaches You Hundreds Of Topics With Flash Cards

Duolingo is easily one of the most popular ways to learn a new language, and today the company’s releasing Tinycards, a tool for learning much more than just a new language using flashcards.


The Proper Way To Pronounce IKEA's Most Challenging Item Names

If you’ve ever wondered about the proper pronunciation of all those IKEA item names, this video will teach you the right way to say some of the more difficult-sounding items. Not only that, you’ll learn what those words actually mean.


Learn To Spot A Liar With These Verbal Signs

At times, lies seem so harmless, but they can stress us out and even cost us money. On a more subtle level, it changes our pattern of speech, and since most of us aren’t as good at lying as we think, if you know what to look for you can probably catch a lie in the act.


Why Do Yanks Spell Words Differently?

“The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.” So goes the old chestnut commonly attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw. One of those separations is in the spelling of words like colour (color), theatre (theater), and realise (realize). But how did this separation occur?


Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Stream On Spotify

Spotify is essential for music lovers, but it’s got a lot more to offer than good tunes. You can stream audiobooks, radio dramas, language lessons, famous speeches and more for free.


How To Invent Your Own Fantasy Language

Quenya, Sindarin, Klingon and Dothraki – there’s an art to making up languages. If you’re working on your own epic fantasy series or are just interested in linguistic, here are some tips to creating your own Tolkien-style language.


What Does 'OK' Stand For, Anyway?

As a linguistic phrase, OK is something of a phenomenon, travelling from American English into hundreds of other languages. And there are tons of myths about how OK emerged to mean that things are hunky-dory. But which story is correct? The truth is a little bit goofy.


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