A Thing About Words: The Blog
The final Colbert Report lead to some unusual dictionary research ...
The release of a Senate report on CIA interrogations ...
Protests following two recent grand jury decisions ...
No formal charges for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson ...
Obama says his new immigration plan is not amnesty ...
Where the comet lander got its name? (And how to say it.) ...
A rare point of bipartisan agreement following midterm elections ...
A French phrase becomes the punchline in a commercial ...
A challenging question on a recent episode of Jeopardy ...
The inside scoop behind our 2014 Word of the Year selections.
December comes from the Latin word for "tenth." So then why is it our twelfth month?
The landmark edition that transformed the way dictionaries are made.
Many of today's grammar rules can be traced to the opinions of one 18th century writer.
The most common vowel sound in English causes many spelling problems.
Which is right? The answer is complicated. ...
How an ancient philosophical movement devoted to the pursuit ...
When to use each (and when not to get annoyed about their use).
Often used, often confused. Here's some guidance and insight.
Webster's legendary editions - from 1828 through today.
It's not what you think, and here's the short, sweet reason why.
Some practical guidance, and interesting history, about a common mistake.
One goose, two geese. One moose, two... moose. What's up with that?
Why both words are equally good for you.
The story of those iconic illustrations.
Where the "and" symbol comes from.
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