The World's Offensive Place Names, Mapped

We've all sat in the passenger seat, notionally giving directions to a driver, but instead giggling at the slightly rudely named towns on the map. Fortunately, now you can find all those amusingly offensive place names, across the entire world, on one wonderfully juvenile interactive map. Maybe, perhaps, possibly a… » 7/11/14 7:30am 7/11/14 7:30am

Proof that the English language is crazy and makes no sense

English isn't the hardest language in the world to learn but it's definitely a crazy one with wacky rules. Things that apply for some words, never seem to be considered for similar ones. Change one letter here and it can sound completely different there but sound the same somewhere else. It's all pretty ridiculous. » 4/02/14 12:13am 4/02/14 12:13am

What words were invented the year you were born?

As far as humans are concerned, the world didn't exist until, well, they existed. That means anything that happened before you were born is mere fairy tales and make believe conversation. But what about those words that filled those tales and conversations? When did they start existing? When were those words born?… » 12/20/13 10:56pm 12/20/13 10:56pm

Selfie, Derp and Phablet Are Now Words in the Oxford Dictionaries Online

Because language doesn't really matter anymore to the Internet, words that people use online all the time even though people are often too embarrassed to say it in real life are now a part of the dictionary. The Oxford Dictionaries Online is adding these wonky words to its dictionary: twerk, phablet, derp, selfie,… » 8/28/13 2:00am 8/28/13 2:00am

More Popular Idioms Translated to Make Sense with Today's Technology

When's the last time you put all your eggs in one basket? Probably never. But! When's the last time you put all your data in one hard drive? Probably right now (you gotta learn better backup habits). And though we know that practice makes perfect and that patience is a virtue, what actually applies to real life is… » 8/21/13 10:00pm 8/21/13 10:00pm

Google's Definition of Literally Literally Isn't Literal

Grammar loving folks who love to point out where commas should be inserted instead of periods and how semi-colons are both simultaneously underused and overused, should pick up their red pens, furrowed brows and pitchforks at the fact that the definition of literally is literally no longer the literal definition of… » 8/14/13 8:38pm 8/14/13 8:38pm

The Longest Words in Different Languages Are So Fun to Say

Though we know the real longest word in English takes three and a half hours to pronounce, more reasonable ones can be done in less than five million breaths. Like these ones! This video lets you hear the longest word in different languages like Czech, Danish, Slovenian, Dutch, etc. and boy some of them are a doozy.… » 8/06/13 11:00pm 8/06/13 11:00pm

How Many of These 79 Words Can You Actually Pronounce?

I make an ass out of myself at least twice a month from butchering the pronunciation of a word. It's always embarrassing! There's only two things you can do when you have no idea how to say something, either quietly whisper but quickly gloss over the word so no one hears you or say it with such complete confidence… » 7/31/13 10:30pm 7/31/13 10:30pm

Popular Idioms Translated to Actually Make Sense Today

When we tell the future children of the world that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, they'll stare at their iPad and wonder what the hell a book is. Does that old fart mean an app? When we tell them to scratch our back and we'll scratch theirs, they'll wonder why are we even talking to each other in IRL. And… » 7/29/13 11:33pm 7/29/13 11:33pm