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You love word trivia and interesting facts about words? So do we. This “word trivia” page is following our affinity and is going to list articles about interesting word facts or unknown English language trivia.

Anagrams as a Play with Letters – Anagram Solver as Part of Literary Play

William Shakespeare

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Have you ever checked to see which surprising words your name can be transformed into? This game with letters is called an “anagram”. We take a look at the play and share with you our Anagram Solver for solving different anagrams.

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Names with Counterintuitive Pronunciation

Names With Counterintuitive Pronounciation - Stiffkey

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Counterintuitive pronunciation is a language phenomenon that occurs when the phonetic rules of your first language clash with another. Mispronouncing names can be very embarrassing – and very amusing.

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When Words Collide – Homophony and Its Hues

Picture of Brad pitt and a picture of bread.

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Lettuce from the Editor: What else is the sun, but a night in shining armour? And what else is Homophony, than the sound of two words colliding? What tells us this?

Fine doubt for yore’s elves!

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

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Every second week one language dies out. Once a year the UNESCO commemorates all the endangered languages and their speakers with the International Mother Language Day. What it’s all about with this day and the background you get to know here.

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A, B, C: How We Make Words with These Letters

How to make words with these letters

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Here you learn something about how we make words from letters, how they work, where they come from and how and why we can read them.

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Palindromes – a language’s 4-wheel racecar

gnu dung - palindromes

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What exactly are palindromes, what can you do with them, and what is so funny about them? Find out more on the longest palindrome, the longest palindrome sentence, or musical palindromes.

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Anagrams in TV Shows

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In our daily life, anagrams approach us on many levels. A huge scope of application is found in fiction in general and in TV shows especially. Anagrams are often used for character names in TV shows to reveal a hidden meaning related to the person or to underline a typical quality of the character. To start off with, there are two kinds of anagrams in TV shows that we have to distinguish. You can find them here.

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Spoonerism…

Spoonerism "Sarah Palin - Parah Salin"

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At first, mankind was given the ability to speak in different tongues. But soon the tongues got bored and started the Syllabic Shuffle…

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The Pure Artistry of Anagram Tattoos

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An article about the beauty of anagram tattoos, aka ambigram tattoos. A word play that gets under your skin.

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Funny Scrabble Commercials

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Funny Scrabble commercials can be found all over the internet, and there are tons of different ones out there. We have looked through some videos for you and have collected a few good ones in this article.

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