Tag Archives: English words

9 Surprising Facts About the English Language


If you can successfully read and understand this article, you’re among the world’s 1.5 billion English speakers. Indeed, almost 1 in 5 people speaks English either as a first or a second language. But in addition to its immense worldwide prevalence, English has a lot of interesting quirks – ones that will surprise even native(…)

Deleted Words from the Dictionary in 2018


Every year there is a group of us who bemoan the new words that enter our dictionaries. There is always someone wailing about the desecration of the sanctity of the English language with phonology that doesn’t sit right on our tongues. So for those few complainers, here is a treat that is sure to cheer(…)

Forgotten English Words – Time For a Comeback?


Some people love it when new words come out and get added to the dictionary, while others hate it. Personally, I am not yet convinced by modern words like Selfie, Twerking and Phablet, although I was immediately taken by Omnishambles when I first heard it. What about the other words, though? You know, the ones(…)