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10 Words With Spooky Etymologies

Ghosts, ghouls and monsters turn up everywhere at Halloween—including in our language. From treacherous underground goblins to ghostly roaming primates, here are the spooky origins of 10 familiar words. 1. AGHAST Although it’s used much more loosely in English today,

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19 Words You Never Realized Are the Same Backwards and Forwards

You’ll never look at these words the same again. Civic Deified -This basically means to treat or worship someone or something like a god. Level Racecar Lemel – A lemel is a small shaving of metal like gold and silver. This

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These are each province’s favourite ‘Canadianisms’ according to Google Trends

Google Trends has compiled a list of favourite Canadian slang searched by each province. If you’re a keener Canuck who loves wearing your bunnyhug or you love listening to some Drake in the 6ix, here are some of the most

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5 Double letter scrabble words to know

AGLOO – the air hole through which a seal breathes ALLEE – a tree lined walkway BETTA – Rather than BETA, use that extra T to mean the freshwater fish. FUGGY-To FUG is to make something stuffy or odorous, but

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Most Misspelled Words

Last summer, just ahead of America’s national spelling bee, Google released a list of words that people in each state didn’t know how to spell. Google Labs came up with its list by looking at the most searched “how to spell” words

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Update Your Resume With These Words

34 Words and Phrases for your resume:   Words That Suggest You’re a Trailblazer 1. Spearheaded 2. Pioneered 3. Ignited 4. Piloted 5. Transformed 6. Revitalized 7. Modernized 8. Optimized   Words That Show You Can Manage Money 9. Budgeted

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Spring Walk Words

For your springtime stroll, here are some old English words that mean, “walking.” 1. SNAFFLE-sauntering 2. SOODLE-sauntering 3. NOCTAMBULATE-walking at night. 4. SNUDGE-walking with a stoop. 5. PLODGE-refers to icky, slow, molasses-type walking. Plodge is probably a variation of plod.

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The Top 30 Mispronounced Words

Dictionary.com has released its list of the 30 most commonly mispronounced words. TOP 30 MOST COMMONLY MISPRONOUNCED WORDS 1.  affidavit [af-i-dey-vit] 2.  almond [ah-muh nd, am-uh nd] 3.  beget [bih-get] 4.  cache [kash] 5.  caramel [kar-uh-muh l, -mel, kahr-muh l]

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4 O’clock Fun Fact: Words

The average English speaker has about 50 thousand words in their mind and can usually find the right one in 600 milliseconds.photo:mind motivations.com

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