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Do you know anyone who cuts his or her own hair? If you do, you may properly refer to that person as an autotonsorialist.
All of us have encountered words that give us fits, no matter the level of English proficiency. You could be William Shakespeare himself and still trip up over a relatively-simple word. For […]
The first printed modern English use of the word nerd appeared in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo: And then, just to show them, I’ll sail to Ka-Troo And Bring […]
For many years, James Joyce’s novel Ulysses held the record for the longest sentence in the English language. The 4,391-word monstrosity contained in Molly Bloom’s soliloquy seemed destined to hold the record […]
As rich as the English language is, there are plenty of words in other languages that English has not yet adopted. In addition to these that have already appeared on these […]
Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Peppers. Psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue-twister. It may not make much sense, but the phrase ‘pad […]
A group of toads is called a knot. source
Backpfeifengesicht is a German word referring to a face badly in need of a fist.
You may not have used the word before, but it’s quite likely that you have experienced it. Shemomedjamo is a Georgian word for when you’re really full, but you can’t stop eating because […]