Grammar, Punctuation & Phrases
A collection of answers to grammar, spelling and punctuation questions, plus explanations on the origins of popular phrases.
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What in the world did Grandma mean when she used words like "tarnation"?
By Alia Hoyt
Which of these would you like to see on your computer keyboard?
You were probably used to red squiggles showing up for spelling errors and green ones for grammatical errors in Microsoft Word documents. But why was the red usually right and the green usually wrong?
By Dave Roos
Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump a dotard. Here are some equally entertaining, out-of-date options the 45th president could've thrown back in his face.
There's no 'U' in Charles or 'B' in William, so how did those get to be the nicknames?
By Dave Roos
There's a term for a vanishing letter like that in spoken American English's Wednesday. But first, some history about ancient gods.
Anyone who has received a text or an email has seen the wild proliferation of the once rarely used exclamation point.
By John Donovan
We believe that saying curse words always evolves from taboo to eventually acceptable. But sometimes it goes the opposite way, too.
By Dave Roos
You may call your cousin a Luddite because he still plays CDs, but the word didn't originally mean someone who's a technophobe. What other historical words do people use incorrectly?
For some reason, a lot is made out of a person’s last words. Maybe it’s expected that they will say something particularly profound, or perhaps offer an apology or a confession of some sort. When it comes to famous people, maybe their adoring fans just want one last piece of celebrity to hang on to. […] The post 16 Dead Famous People And Their Shocking Last Words appeared first on Goliath.
By Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)
Walter Winchell not only dished the dirt on celebrities and politicians, he also coined some clever phrases. Winchell is considered the forefather of gossip columnists who had a tendency for making up words. Learn 15 terms coined by Walter Winchell.
If you're headed to the spelling bee, here's a list of words you should have down pat. These words are some of the most common words that people spell incorrectly. Learn 48 commonly misspelled words, only at HowStuffWorks.
You know genius is all inspiration and perspiration, but it's time to find out what creativity is really about. This list provides some of the most famous quotes that are about creativity and invention. Read 17 favorite quotes on creativity.