Heathers, Much? Our 7 Favorite Slang Terms from ‘Heathers’

April 7, 2014

We can hardly believe it but Heathers is turning 25 this year. We thought we’d celebrate with some slushies, croquet, and TNT, but that seemed like a lot of trouble so we’re rounding up our seven favorite slang terms from the movie instead. EXPLETIVE ALERT: if you’re familiar with Heathers, you’re familiar with its, um, […]

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New Baby Buggy: When a Thing Isn’t “A Thing”

March 21, 2014

In case you missed it, a contestant on Wheel of Fortune had the most incredible — and luckiest — solve in “30+ years,” says host Pat Sajak. Here’s the video: Now, what’s incredible isn’t his solving the puzzle with just two letters, but that he came up with, of all things, NEW BABY BUGGY. New […]

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Sochi Slang: Our Favorite Winter Olympic Lingo

February 20, 2014

We can hardly believe it but the Olympics are almost over. In addition to keeping up with the latest on problems in Sochi, Olympic fashion (our favorites include the Norwegian curling team’s pants, skeleton competitors’ wicked helmets, and this Mariachi ski uniform), and oh yeah events, we’ve been keeping our ears open for fun slang […]

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Language Blog Roundup: Amiri Baraka, words of the year, Satan’s bracelets

January 17, 2014

Welcome to this week’s Language Blog Roundup, in which we bring you the highlights from our favorite language blogs and the latest in word news and culture. We were saddened by the passing of poet Amiri Baraka. Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones, was a long-time activist and former poet laureate of New Jersey. In […]

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Language Blog Roundup: WOTY news, banished words, mooing with an accent

January 3, 2014

Happy new year, everyone, and welcome to the first Language Blog Roundup of 2014! The biggest end-of-2013 word news is of course the words of the year. While the American Dialect Society votes on their choices this week, others have already made their selections. At The New York Times, Grant Barrett unleashed a wordnado of […]

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Best of Word Soup 2013

December 30, 2013

Welcome to the second annual Word Soup Awards! We at Wordnik not only watch TV, we listen for interesting, hilarious, ridiculous, and sometimes NSFW words and round them up right here. Now it’s time to the recognize the best of the best. Best Use of a Favorite Word The Mindy Project, defenestrate We liked this […]

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Best of Language Blog Roundup 2013

December 27, 2013

Happy almost New Year! Yesterday we brought you our most popular posts of 2013. Today we’re bringing you the best of Language Blog Roundup with the our favorite language stories of the year. Bqhatevwr The year in language began with former Senator Scott Brown’s Twitter trouble when he responded, a bit hastily, to a troller, […]

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