A friend of mine recently alerted me to an odd type of "word." See if you can guess what the following mean:

•   l10n
•   i18n
•   d11n
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Topics: Language Words
In this Wordshop article, Susan Ebbers helps readers to distinguish between words ending in the suffix "-ish" and other types of "-ish" words. Ebbers then provides teachers with some creative suggestions for introducing students to the suffix "-ish." Continue reading...
Topics: Language arts

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And the Oscar for List Learning Goes to...

And the Oscar for List Learning Goes to...

...the "Sparkling, Swooning and Suffering Wordlessly" Vocabulary List, created from A.O. Scott's New York Times review of Best Picture Award winner The Artist. Learn this list and impress your friends with your erudite analysis of the film. Even if, like most people, you haven't seen it.

Click here to explore more fascinating and timely Vocabulary Lists you can learn.

"What's the hubbub, Bub?" said Bugs Bunny. But, buddy, what is a hubbub? Is it simply general hullaballoo? Or is it something more threatening? Continue reading...
Topics: Word Origins
Next time you play the Challenge, click "Look Up" when you guess wrong on a word and we'll show you that word's definition, including Usage Examples, without taking you off the Challenge page. The extra few minutes you spend reading will pay dividends later. Continue reading...
Last night's debate among the four remaining Republican presidential candidates in Arizona was clearly underwhelming for some political pundits. On the website BuzzFeed, Zeke Miller gave out grades to the candidates in the form of trendy online lingo favored by the site. Rick Santorum earned a "FAIL," while Mitt Romney, despite being declared the winner, nonetheless was awarded a "MEH." Continue reading...

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How Well Can You Spell?

How Well Can You Spell?

Now that any Vocabulary List can be played as a spelling bee on Vocabulary.com, we thought we'd highlight a particularly good list to learn. Commonly Misspelled Words contains nearly 200 words that are known for being tricky, including twelfth, recommend, accommodate, license, and succeed.

We're particularly thrilled to note that this list was created by a site user. Thank you, Betz. And keep them coming, Vocabularians!

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