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Doug Emhoff’s title ‘Second Gentleman’ has been added to the dictionary

Merriam-Webster added Doug Emhoff’s title “Second Gentleman” to the dictionary. “The term is not new, but it’s finally common enough to have met our entry criteria,” Merriam-Webster wrote. Emhoff responded on Twitter: “I might be the first, but I won’t be the last.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Doug […]
Doug Emhoff’s title ‘Second Gentleman’ has been added to the dictionary
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57% of Americans pronounce ‘merry,’ ‘marry,’ and ‘Mary’ the same, and it highlights a fascinating quirk of the English language

Americans vary in how they pronounce the words “merry,” “marry,” and “Mary.” A majority, 57%, of Americans pronounce all three words the same. The divide highlights something fascinating about American English. You’re probably going to hear the phrase “merry Christmas” a lot over the next few days. But depending on […]
57% of Americans pronounce ‘merry,’ ‘marry,’ and ‘Mary’ the same, and it highlights a fascinating quirk of the English language
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30 words you won’t believe were added to the dictionary in the last decade

The Oxford English Dictionary is constantly adding new words and some new additions may come as a surprise. Fans of “The Sopranos” will be happy to see “Fuhgeddaboudit” in the dictionary. Words like “vom” and “bridey” may raise some eyebrows. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Oxford English Dictionary […]
30 words you won’t believe were added to the dictionary in the last decade
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27 incredibly common spelling mistakes that make you look less intelligent

There isn’t a strong link between good spelling and intelligence, but that doesn’t mean spelling doesn’t matter. Proper spelling makes people perceive you as more intelligent and can increase your chances of getting a job. We compiled 27 of the most common spelling mistakes in the English language. Science has […]
27 incredibly common spelling mistakes that make you look less intelligent
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9 of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn

Some languages are harder to learn than others. For English speakers, it is especially difficult to learn languages like Japanese, Arabic, and Hungarian. That’s because they contain very different grammar systems, sounds, and features than English. Learning a new language can be a rewarding experience, but as with any new […]
9 of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn
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28 high-paying jobs for English majors

The English language can be a lucrative language to master. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) lists jobs that require English language skills . They found plenty of high-paying jobs for people who excel at the English language. Love the English language and words? Have a solid command of English grammar […]
28 high-paying jobs for English majors
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9 words and phrases people think are wrong, but are actually correct

There are plenty of English words and phrases that sound made up or incorrect, but are actually valid. They include alternative meanings for “literally” and idioms like “you’ve got another think coming.” Those examples have hundreds of years of history on their side – and so do these other ones. […]
9 words and phrases people think are wrong, but are actually correct
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31 things Canadians say that Americans don’t understand

Canada and the United States are both English-speaking countries, but they don’t speak exactly alike. Canadians have a long list of slang terms and colourful expressions that set their dialect apart from American English. We compiled a list of 31 Canadian words that would confuse Americans, including words like “keener,” […]
31 things Canadians say that Americans don’t understand
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9 things only Southerners say

Southern Americans are well known for their distinctive dialect of English. From its country twang to its unique vocabulary, there is a lot that sets Southern English apart from other US dialects. Graphic designer Joshua Katz mapped some of the most distinctive elements of Southern English in 2013 using data […]
9 things only Southerners say
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People are ripping Trump for a White House statement with a blindingly obvious flaw

The White House released a statement on Thursday that made English lovers everywhere facepalm. The statement was released as President Donald Trump touted his promise to slash regulations on federal agencies. Check out the first line in the statement: https://twitter.com/freddoso/status/941417408480317440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw “We will get rid of the redundancy and duplication that […]
People are ripping Trump for a White House statement with a blindingly obvious flaw
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