Many people use thesauri to “buff” their writing, or to learn new and fancy words. But is that really a good idea, and does it really work out?
Everyone knows words like chillax came about from joining chill and relax. But did you know that words like electrocute came from electric and execute?
These days, we have lame acronyms like LOL and YOLO. But did you know that words like scuba used to be acronyms too?
We all know the phrase, but does it really apply these days with Snapchat and Instagram around?
In the age of tweets and Snapchat, words like napkins have become naps and words like delicious, delish. But what words were shortened before social media came along?
Before you ask how to be successful, you need to know what success is. So what is it, then?
From rationalize to rationalise and colour to color, spelling in such a way to please everyone is as easy as herding cats.
The OED recently added 19 “Singapore English” words to their dictionary. But what other “English” words are derived from Asia?
If you were to write a letter for those in the future, how would you ensure its readability?
Emojis have taken the messaging world by storm. But will it become its own language?