'Flounder' & 'founder' look almost identical; each would be at home in the title of a Lemony Snicket novel. They do not, however, mean the same thing.

Can a Ship 'Flounder'?

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In case you missed it: a fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality.

Trending: Conway: 'Alternative Facts'

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is sanction.

Word of the Day: Sanction

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It's all fun and games until somebody beats your high score.

Name That Thing: Toys And Games Edition: Weekly Challenge

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Is 'couple' singular or plural? It's complicated.

Is 'Couple' Singular or Plural?

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'Feminism' is our #3 lookup right now. It's been trending all day.

Definition of FEMINISM

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A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality.

Trending: Conway: 'Alternative Facts'

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is vanguard.

Word of the Day: Vanguard

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If you're "cheesed off," you're angry or irritated.

7 Words That Will Expand Your Understanding of Cheese

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WE'RE IN LOVE WITH MASSACHUSETTS but there is no meaningful difference between a commonwealth and a state in this context.

What's the Difference between a Commonwealth and a State?

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'Historic' and 'historical' have subtly different meanings.

What's the Difference Between 'Historic' and 'Historical'?

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is xylography.

Word of the Day: Xylography

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For #CheeseLoversDay, 7 words that will forever change your understanding of cheese.

7 Words That Will Expand Your Understanding of Cheese

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We saw an increase in lookups for 'behoove' following Obama's remarks today. The word is as old as English itself.

Trending: Obama: 'It Behooves Me To Be Very Brief'

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Our earliest written evidence of 'welp' is from a 1946 article titled "Thoughts on 'Yep' and 'Nope'"

Yes, 'Welp' Is a Real Word

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Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is tenet.

Word of the Day: Tenet

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'Inaugurate' can be traced to the practice of augury ("divination from omens") before an important undertaking.

The Origin of 'Inaugurate'

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