Test your knowledge of English with five quizzes based on Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language.
Stiff upper lips: British vs. American English.
Sense and sensitivity: Politically correct facts and fictions.
An oeuf is an oeuf: Fractured French.
It ain’t necessarily so: “Ain’t,” “nucular,” and other bad boys of English.
Jeepers creepers: Misbegotten word and phrase origins.
For more on these and other myths about English, check out Origins of the Specious.