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67 Bizarre But Useful Words You Should Start Using Immediately

David Grambs | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
David Grambs

In vocabulary, English is the richest modern language. It is constantly surprising even to those word gatherers among us who spend much time exploring dictionaries, especially the larger and older lexicons that harbor thousands of neglected words -- words that may be a bit dusty but are none the worse for disuse.

100 Random Facts About The English Language

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

GIF stands for "graphics interchange format." According to its inventor, it should be pronounced "jiff" not "giff."

17 Fascinating Language Facts

Posted 09.11.2014 | Books

Gambrinous means “being full of beer.”

9 Astounding Facts That Will Blow Your Bibliophilic Mind

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books

Still not sure what to buy your great aunt this Thanksgiving, your colleagues for Christmas or your graduating son next spring? We've got you covered....