Neatorama Posts Tagged "words"
Ten Words That Started Out as Errors

Mental Floss put together a list of commonly used...  ...loss put together a list of commonly used English words that initially were errors. One example is the wo...  ...ctionary. Mental Floss provides other examples of words formed by metathesis: "bridd" turned into "bird,"...  ...nd "luchorpan" into "leprechau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/17/Ten-Words-That-Started-Out-as-Errors/
Synonyms For The 96 Most Commonly Used Words in English

Image credit: Flickr user Leon BrocardAs writers,...  ...writers, every one of us on this site try to find words that are a step apart from the most over-used words you often see on the web. Problem is, we have the...  ...u often see on the web. Problem is, we have these words...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/15/Synonyms-For-The-96-Most-Commonly-Used-Words-in-English/
31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From...

A lot of terms you might think came from science a...  ...actually came from science fiction. Some of those words , like robot, cryostasis, and spaceship were born...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/31-Essential-Science-Fiction-Terms-And-Where-They-Came-From/
Use the Words You Have

UniverseProjects told us about his Russian wife tr...  ...guage is hard, and it takes years to learn enough words to express everything you need to express. Meanwh...  ...ress. Meanwhile, you do the best you can with the words you have. And we can usually figure out what you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Use-the-Words-You-Have/
15 Words That Don't Mean What They Used To

English, like many languages, changes over time. N...  ...languages, changes over time. Not only do we add words , and drop others from everyday usage, but we also...  ...ers from everyday usage, but we also see existing words come to mean something different over time. If yo...  ...these, there are probably som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/30/15-Words-That-Dont-Mean-What-They-Used-To/
10 Animals Who Can Talk...

Most of us find it impressive to see a dog that kn...  ...or example, who has a vocabulary of more than 950 words and has a basic understanding of verb tenses. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/11/10-Animals-Who-Can-Talk/
48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names...

[http://youtu.be/-xJQyj8dSCg] (YouTube link)Everything has a name, although many aren't used in everyday life. You, as a Neatoramanaut, probably know some of these names, but you can still learn some new ones in the late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/48-Things-You-Didnt-Know-Had-Names/
Guilt by Association: These are Not Dirty Words

Although they might look like it, none of the words or expression listed below is in any way dirty, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/18/Guilt-by-Association-These-are-Not-Dirty-Words/
Heroin or Heroine? [no. 1026 - @The_YUNiversity]...

"Heroin" is a drug. A "heroine" is a female protagonist. Don't call Katniss your favorite "heroin," unless that's its street name. #grammar— Grammar YUNiversity (@The_YUNiversity) July 27, 2013...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/heroin-cartoon/
79 Common Mispronunciations...

[http://youtu.be/xc6cfJztR8A] (YouTube link)When y...  ....be/xc6cfJztR8A] (YouTube link)When you learn new words by reading and not so much by hearing them, it's...  ...straight on a long list of commonly mispronounced words . -via mental_floss

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/01/79-Common-Mispronunciations/




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