How many words do you know?

How many words do you know? There’s a fascinating web project which hopes to find out not only how many words you know, but how many words everyone else knows as well. Since it began it’s measured over 2 million people and the results have just been...

Compound Words in English

A compound word is a word made up from two or more other words joined together. They are often created to describe a new concept or idea and are thus neologisms‏‎. As a simple example, take the words foot and ball. These were brought together to describe the game:...

Abbreviations in English Writing

An abbreviation (from the Latin, brevis, meaning short.) is a shortened form of a word or phrase used almost exclusively in print. For example: LOL = laugh out loud mins = minutes abbrv = abbreviation As you can see, abbreviations are often either the full word...

Converse Terms

Converse Terms are pairs of words which refer to the same thing but from opposite sides. Take for example the picture on the right. There is one action taking place here: a balloon is being passed between two people. However, we can describe this action in different...