Lifestyle

The most searched thesaurus word in every state

People often use thesauruses to make their language more colourful. INSIDER Data rounded up the most searched thesaurus word in every state, according to Merriam Webster. From “smuggler” to “elite,” Americans are truly seeking to make their language more interesting. People often use online thesauruses to make their language more […]
The most searched thesaurus word in every state
Lifestyle

16 popular slang words you’ll only hear in certain regions of the US

There are words in the English language that exist solely in certain regions in the US. In the Northeast, they use words like “sneakers,” “leaf peepers,” and “wicked.” In the South, they use terms like “sugar” (to describe a kiss) and “ragamuffin.” In the Midwest, words like “Hoosier” and “ope” […]
16 popular slang words you’ll only hear in certain regions of the US
Lifestyle

10 words in the English language with the most definitions

Though the English language has many quirks, one of its most interesting is homographs: words that are spelled identically but have different meanings or definitions. There are at least 10 words with hundreds of definitions each, like “go” and “put.” “Run” is anticipated to have approximately 645 different meanings in […]
10 words in the English language with the most definitions
Lifestyle

20 words that are spelled the same but have different meanings

There are plenty of words in the English language that are spelled the same but have completely different meanings. A baseball bat and the nocturnal animal bat are considered a homonym because they are spelled and sound the same but have different meanings. An airy wind and to wind down […]
20 words that are spelled the same but have different meanings
Lifestyle

11 reasons the English language is impossible to learn

The English language has a lot of weird spelling,grammar, and pronunciation rules. Words that sound and are spelled the same can have two different or even opposite meanings. Tricks like “I before E except after C” don’t always work. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Even if you grew up […]
11 reasons the English language is impossible to learn
Strategy

9 grammar rules you’re probably breaking without realising it

Grammar rules are often overlooked in the daily flow of English conversation. Stepping back and thinking about your message can help you use the appropriate grammar when speaking or writing. Here are nine grammar rules you’re probably breaking without even realising it. As the executive editor at Avenue, a luxury […]
9 grammar rules you’re probably breaking without realising it
Strategy

6 major differences between how Americans and Brits work

There are several notable differences between the way Americans and British people work. Thanks to a global economy, some of these trends are beginning to shift. For now, though, expect Americans to put in more hours at work and British people to enjoy more tea breaks. In a working world […]
6 major differences between how Americans and Brits work
News

The definition for ‘Bogan’ has just been revised

Bloody oath, there’s a new definition for bogan! When the release of the sixth edition of the Australian Dictionary comes around, I go off like a frog in a sock. It’s absolutely bonza that the Aussie lexicon gets updated like this and with this new edition we’re looking at over […]
The definition for ‘Bogan’ has just been revised