As a linguist, I gotta say, dictionaries are hella interesting, not just because of the obscure etymologies or weird words you can find in them, but because of the rare and unheard of meanings that ordinary everyday words can have.
Dictionaries are usually good at explaining things, but when it comes to language that we can all relate to, they sometimes leave us high and dry. This Instagram account is here to be honest with us about what our favourite words really mean.
You might remember HipDict, the crowdsourced dictionary that defines what we’re really saying when we use everyday words, or maybe you’re already following it. The account on Instagram is still going strong with over 2 million followers and enough submissions to post every day.