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  • Top 8 Misspellings From 2013

    The bizarre offspring of Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Latin dialects, English is a minefield of spelling risks. At Dictionary.com, we get a peek into misspellings from the 3.6 billion searches on our site every year. Here are eight misspellings that increased in search volume in 2013, reflecting the perpetual slipperiness of English sounds and some of the central events of the year.

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  • By The Book: 7 Literary Tributes In Popular Music

    Have you ever felt so inspired by a good book that you wanted to break into song? Many bands and recording artists have acted on that impulse by working elements of their favorite novels, short stories, or poems into their musical repertoires. Here are a few of our favorite salutes to literature in popular music.

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  • 8 Offbeat Literary Genres To Get Lost In

    Genre classification can be exquisitely specific. There’s a word to describe science fiction that takes place in futuristic industrial dystopias, as well as a term for historical fiction focusing on warriors of ancient China. Next time you’re looking for something to read, consider choosing a book from one of the following subgenres.

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