We all know someone who never seems to stop talking. They’re a yammerer, a babbler, a chatterbox—but they’re also a blatherskite, a clatterfart, and a twattle-basket.
It’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak. But what the word 'the' means is surprisingly complicated.
You're about to stumble into the looking-glass world of contronyms—words that are their own antonyms.
IKEA is beloved around the world, but there’s at least one place where it’s illegal to name your baby after the furniture store: Its home country of Sweden.
Whether you live in Alabama or Washington, your baby girl Olivia is probably going to meet a bunch of other Olivias.