The Words of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Season 4

June 16, 2014

HERE BE LOTS OF SPOILERS. Another season of Game of Thrones has ended, and with it many lives — and many shits — were lost. But we kept our heads all season (see what we did there) and have compiled for you this handy glossary. Enjoy! Book of Brothers Joffrey [to Jaime]: “So this is […]

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The Words of ‘Mad Men’: brunch, the four Ps, Mary Wells

May 28, 2014

There’s only half a season left of Mad Men! We couldn’t mess around and lose our second to last chance to share our favorite words from the show. brunch Margaret: “I’d like to have brunch Sunday morning.” Roger: “Sure, that’d be nice. I’ll bring vodka.” “Time Zones,” April 13, 2014 While brunch, a combo of […]

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The Reverb App, Now Available for the iPhone!

May 20, 2014

Of course we love the iPad. It’s within arm’s reach, if not right in front of our faces, when we watch TV or unwind before bed. But it’s our iPhones that we turn to throughout the day, whether it’s first thing in the morning, on our commutes to and from work, or during lunch or […]

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10 Phrases That Come from Horse Racing

May 1, 2014

This weekend marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. While last year we celebrated with hat words, this year we’re rounding up now-common phrases that you might not know come from horse racing. And we’re off! across the board Across the board, meaning “pertaining to all categories or things,” originated around 1903 as a […]

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The Selfie Variations

April 30, 2014

It was the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2013 Word of the Year and has shown no signs of slowing down: the selfie. The term selfie was apparently invented by an Australian man who took a drunk self-portrait (a drelfie, if you will). There’s no lack of other selfie types: the funeral selfie; the plane crash selfie; the […]

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The Reverb App: Now Even More Collection-y

April 10, 2014

You know that we at Wordnik love collections. After all, a dictionary is basically a huge collection of words, and lists — of which we have at last count almost 47,000 — are just mini-collections. So we’re extra excited that our sister product, Reverb, is now offering user collections. In case you didn’t know, Reverb […]

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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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