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Tittle: The Dot On The Letter i

A tittle, meaning “a very small part”  refers to a small stroke or point in writing or printing. In Latin this applied to any accent...

Nudiustertian: The Day Before Yesterday

Many languages have specific words for “the day before yesterday”. The Portuguese call it anteontem, in Spanish, it’s anteayer, in German, vorgestern.  The English language however, is...

English Language: Portmanteau

A portmanteau (or portmanteau word) is a blend of two (or more) words into one new word. It typically combines both sounds and meanings, as in smog,...

Rhymes With Orange: Un-Rhyme-Able Words

In their most common words rhyme if they end in identically or nearly identically sounding syllables, and match in stress. If a word has...

English Language: Ough

English orthography is the alphabetic spelling system used by the English language. Like other alphabetic orthographies, it uses a set of habits to represent speech sounds...