The Raygor readability graph is a formula which calculates the reading grade level of a text. Find out how it's calculated and how it can best be used.
Readability has evolved with language. It is also linked to consumer habits, tech and education. Find out more about the history of readability.
The belief that the Inuit have dozens of different words for snow has become a widely known piece of linguistic trivia. But, where did this belief come from, and how close is it to the truth?
The British Forces are going to war with acronyms. The defense minister, Stuart Andrew, has banned the use of acronyms and abbreviations in his office. Smart move, or will it all go FUBAR?
Modern English lets us down when it comes to swearing. What words from old English can bring back the shock factor?
English has such odd little quirks tucked away in random spots. For native speakers, it comes as second nature to speak and write in certain ways. But, when you stop to really think about what you just said or wrote, it makes no sense. Why are certain things are said or written in that way?
Understanding how English fits together is the key to good grammar and great readability.
English is known for interesting oddities, including some fabulous American town names. From the obscure to the sublime, it makes traveling through the US even more interesting.
Mon Dieu the French. They are so precisely impeccable about the use of their language. Anyone who has visited France knows that if you attempt to stumble through even the simplest dialogue with a native speaker you had better know what you are saying.
Hola, buckaroos! Give your dulcinea an avocado before the cockroaches get it! What's the history of these terms?
English borrows from a large number of languages. Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, to name a few. However, some amazing Japanese words are missing.
You’ve heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns — a group of people, animals or things. The English language can get humorous at times, even a bit crazy, with its 900 collective nouns. Most were coined in the […]