January 27, 2015
A Thing About Words: The Blog
Critics of Obama's new policies say the president's focus is too limited ...
George Clooney's declaration of love at the Golden Globes ...
French magazine Charlie Hebdo courted controversy with satire ...
A feast day which celebrates the Magi's visit ...
A Christmas word that wasn't always about Christmas ...
The final Colbert Report led 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 ...
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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Top 10 Lists
8 Spelling Suggestions That Didn't Stick
Top 10 Commonly Confused Words, Vol. 2
Here's What this Year's Top Look-ups Say About Us
Editors Choose Their Favorite Words from the Past Decade