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15 great words that will make you sound smarter

The English language could have more words than most comparable world languages – and some of its greatest words don’t get the airtime they deserve. “Mollycoddle,” “jejune,” and “bumfuzzle” are some of the wonderful words that are underused. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. According to The Oxford Dictionaries, it’s […]
15 great words that will make you sound smarter
Strategy

Here’s Why One CEO Won’t Use The Word ‘Employee’

There are a few words Daniel Lubetzky absolutely refuses to use. “Boss” is one of them; “employee” is another. “I don’t use the word ’employee’ because it can imply someone is working ‘for’ you rather than ‘with’ you,” the founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks tells Business Insider. Instead, […]
Here’s Why One CEO Won’t Use The Word ‘Employee’
Lifestyle

9 Words With Totally Unexpected Origins

Between George Bush and the Internet, the English language is changing at an alarming rate. You won’t believe how far some words have come. We researched nine modern words and the strange histories that accompany them, also known as etymologies. 1. Avocado (noun): a pear-shaped fruit with a rough leathery […]
9 Words With Totally Unexpected Origins