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15 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Look Stupid [Infographic]

We all make grammar mistakes from time to time. Usually it’s because you’re in a rush, writing informally or simply not devoting your full attention to the task at hand. While the odd grammatical snafu is forgivable, there are some errors you definitely need to avoid. This infographic looks at 15 bone-headed stuff-ups that will cause anyone reading to seriously question your intelligence.


128 Words You Can Use Instead Of 'Very'

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a word that could easily be replaced with a stronger, more accurate word. This infographic tells you what to use instead.


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?


What's The Difference Between A CV And Resume?

The phrases “Curriculum Vitae” (CV for short) and “resume” are often used interchangeably by job listings and prospective employees alike. Is there actually any difference, or is it just a case of choosing your favourite synonym? While undoubtedly similar, resumes and CVs aren’t quite the same thing. Here’s a quick explainer.


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.


20 Alcoholic Beverages That You're Probably Mispronouncing [Infographic]

In Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the character of George is haunted by a decades-old memory of accidentally ordering a “Bergin and water” in a crowded pub. While most of us know the difference between bourbon and gin, it’s possible you’ve made a similar faux pas to the sniggers of nearby barflies. Here are 20 popular alcoholic beverages that you might be mispronouncing.


There's A Scientific Reason For Why We Hate The Word 'Moist'

A lot of people hate the word “moist.” It just sounds gross, but why does it repulse us? A new study published in the journal PLOS One may have some insight into why this word makes us cringe.


How Many Of These 40 Common English Mistakes Can You Spell Correctly?

How well do you know the English language? The Oxford English Corpus tracks and records written language as it is used in real situations. Of the 2 billion words of real English, the following 40 are among the most frequently misspelled. Misspelt. Whatever.


Cognitive Computing Explained In One Paragraph

The phrase “cognitive computing” is often bandied about when discussing artificial intelligence, data mining and deep machine learning. But what does it actually mean? During Nvidia’s GTC technology conference, IBM Watson’s chief technology officer Rob High gave a perfect distillation of this complex topic.


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