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The Best Regional Slang Worlds From Around the Country

Thrillist | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel

We as a nation have embraced all kinds of dumb slang, from "swag" to "hepcat." (Never mind, hepcat is awesome.) But some words never get out of specific pockets of America, where they easily weed out the locals from the transplants.

29 Things Australians Say (That Americans Don't)

The Huffington Post | Aimie Rigas | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts

Australians are fairly well known for their incredible ability to give everyone (and everything) a nickname. But there are some everyday phrases we ta...

5 Words That Are On Fleek For 2015, And 5 That We Literally Can't With Anymore

The Huffington Post | Claudia Oshry | Posted 12.12.2014 | Teen

New year = new lingo. Amirite? 2015 is upon us and you don't want to be left behind when it comes to the cool new ~* sLaNg *~. You also don't want ...

Here's Your Cheat Sheet To College Slang

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

Slang in contemporary culture abounds -- regional slang, generational slang, and yes, college-specific slang. If you just showed up at your dorm a...

Regional Slang We All Need To Start Using

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books

We Americans love our slang. Winky terms like terrific and awesome are now so ubiquitous that they barely even qualify as slang anymore. We wear bling...

Yagana Shah

11 Vintage Slang Terms That Need To Make A Comeback | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

Sometimes we think the modern use of language has become something of a joke. With texting that limits us to 140 characters, using emojis and Snapchat...

Wipe That Schmutz Off Your Face -- and Keep Reading

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love seeing Yiddish show up in the media. I feel special because I know this "second language" that not many others do, and it makes me feel closer to my heritage.

WATCH: 107 Regional Slang Words

Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

Regional slang words serve as a reminder of just how vast America is, geographically and culturally. Plus, they're usually pretty hilarious. To wit: P...

Social Media's Word Hijacking

Kel Kelly | Posted 01.09.2013 | Technology
Kel Kelly

I grew up in the '70s. Things were so different back then. Bad hair wasn't a day, it was a way of life. Words were different back then too. Fortunately, social media has permanently hijacked some of those words and given them a completely different meaning.

9 Crazy Words That Might End Up In The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology

Five years ago, who thought we'd be posting messages to our "tweeps" while "livestreaming" the latest news or "cyberstalking" a crush on Facebook? To ...

The Origins Of 7 Popular Slang Words

Professor Julie Coleman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Professor Julie Coleman

For me, slang is at the social interface of language. Slang words aren't linguistically different from other words, except that they keep on moving. It is my considered opinion that slang is a bag of snakes.

2012 Word Trends -- So, Like and WhaaAAAaahhhh-T?

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.16.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

With uncanny adroitness, my husband and I bantered in perfect 2012 lingo. And with no Gen Xers or millennials in the vicinity to ridicule my retro-linguistics, I'll tell you (and don't tell the children), it was a totally tubular moment.