In the 2004 film Mean Girls, high school queen bee Regina George famously chastises one of her minions for using a slang
Have you ever wondered whether a penguin is a bird, or whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Here you'll find a collection of answers to peculiar questions.
Learn new and unfamiliar words which you probably won’t need in everyday conversation or writing, but which are fun, interesting, and unusual.
Find out how 'bug' came to mean 'an error in a computer program or system' and whether or not a real insect contributed to the origin of the term.
Talk to fellow word-lovers across the globe, ask language questions, and share your expertise.
Explore the lengthiest words in English, and find out what the longest place name in Britain is.
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