Word Buzz Wednesday: demon, digital nudist, emotional support pig

December 3, 2014

Welcome to the latest installment of Word Buzz Wednesday, in which we bring you five buzzy words in the news. This week: a dehumanizing descriptor; throwing password caution to the wind; and when pigs (don’t) fly. demon “To Wilson, who stopped and scuffled with the 18-year-old on the morning of Aug. 9, 2014, Brown was […]

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Airport Lingo: 10 Terms for Your Next Trip

December 2, 2014

Seventy-five years ago today, LaGuardia opened for business, and say what you will about that particular airport, its anniversary got us thinking about airport lingo. While you may have already heard of blue juice, landing lips, and Sharon Stone jumpseat, here are 10 more air travel phrases and some surprising origins. apron “The airport doesn’t […]

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Word Buzz Wednesday: ay up me duck, thundersnow, vape

November 26, 2014

It’s that time again: Word Buzz Wednesday — which, as Wordnik founder Erin McKean pointed out, is perfectly fine to read on a Thursday or any non-Wednesday, um, day — in which we round up five buzzworthy words from the news. This week: Derby slang; the James Bond of weather phenomenon; and a dope word […]

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Word Buzz Wednesday: beat-deaf, Pointergate, shirtstorm

November 19, 2014

Last week we kicked off our new series, Word Buzz Wednesday, in which we round up five interesting words in the news. This week: -storms and -gates, comets, and an “incorrect” word that may or may not be the internet’s fault. beat-deaf “It’s possible that once beat-deaf people mess up, they aren’t able to fix […]

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Word Buzz Wednesday: club apple, lumbersexual, Singles Day

November 12, 2014

Welcome to Wordnik’s Word Buzz Wednesday, a new weekly series in which we take a look at five buzzworthy words in the news, whether neologisms, words we’ve just learned, or common words made significant. Have a tip for a buzzworthy word? Let us know in the comments! club apple “An increasing number of these new […]

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10 Serious-Sounding Medical Conditions That Aren’t So Serious

November 10, 2014

Your doctor just broke the news to you: you have a bad case of rhinorrhea. Not only that, you’ve a touch of oscitancy and a bit of sudation too. Prognosis? You have a runny nose, you’re yawning, and you’re sweaty. All of which adds up to, while not exactly a pretty picture, nothing too serious. […]

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Boardwalk Empire: Our Favorite Words from the Final Season

October 27, 2014

Our favorite Prohibition era gangster show has ended, and what better way to pay homage than with a last round-up of our favorite words? While you’re at it, check out our Boardwalk Empire glossary from last year. agony aunt Psychiatric patient [to Gillian]: “I do love a bit of the agony aunt, don’t you?” “The […]

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