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Latinos Try To Decipher Dominican Slang With Hilarious Results

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Just because you speak Spanish doesn’t mean you’ll be able to understand what every Spanish speaker says. As this video by Flama proves, we all ne...

Stop Stealing Other Cultures For Fun

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.04.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

There is nothing fun about seeing your culture appropriated and owned by an affluent middle class. It's time we stopped this despicable process. We need to stop branding the ideals of displaced people as something edgy.

Nigger vs Nigga

Chiaku Hanson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Black Voices
Chiaku Hanson

Nigger verses Nigga The term "Nigger" is a derogatory term used against Black people. The word was originated from the Spanish word "Niger" and ...

Where Did 'Dumpster Fire' Come From? Where Is It Rolling?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

In 2009, sportswriter Mike Wise had just started a radio show at 106.7 The Fan, a Washington D.C.-area sports station. Wise, now a senior writer at Th...

I Am Not a MILF

Laura A Boggs | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women
Laura A Boggs

I am not terrible-looking, and I have kids, but don't even call me a MILF.

LOL, Internet Slang Around The World Is More Similar Than You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts

Finicky grammarians are quick to bemoan the unsavory act of texting. Messaging online -- without punctuation or proper spelling -- is the death of goo...

Dana Milbank Is No Yiddish Maven

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

In his litany, Milbank unintentionally called Trump a criminal when he used the word "farbrecher." I suspect he was relying on websites that say it means "con man," but you can also find myriad websites supplying quotations that famous writers never remotely said.

Siri's Definition Of 'Bitch' Is Beyond Offensive

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

It seems people of color can't escape racial bias, even when talking to Siri. Apple iPhone's staple feature defines the word "bitch" in an even more o...

Texas Is So Insane It's Now Slang For Crazy In Norway

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.22.2015 | Weird News

Blame it on the rodeos, the enormous cowboy hats, the passion for high school football or the Bush dynasty: Texas is so nuts it's become synonymous wi...

Word Origin Comics: Could You Be a Bigot? Only Your Beard Knows for Sure

Larry Paros | Posted 10.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Bigots take things at face value, and in today's world any swarthy male with a beard tends to invoke suspicion. Beards do, after all, have their detractors.

Word Origin Comics: That Certain Something in the Air -- Could it be You?

Larry Paros | Posted 10.12.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Good writers never put on airs. What makes me mad is arrogance, pretension, putting on airs. ...

Word Origin Comics:How Classy Are You Really?

Larry Paros | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Let's have a class about class. It's not easy.

Word Origin Comics: For Witty People and Sophisticates Only...All Others Go Away

Larry Paros | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

"Despite all that education and experience can do, I retain a certain level of unsophistication that I cannot eradicate and that my friends find amusi...

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

Word Origin Comics: Snobs of the World Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Disdain

Larry Paros | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Is that your nose that's up in the air? Could you possibly be a snob? "People who hold important positions in society are commonly labeled "somebodi...

Word Origin Comics: So What Do You Really Know...Anyhow?

Larry Paros | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Do you feel that the genius in you has somehow been overlooked?

Word Origin Comics: Let's Hear it for all the Fools and Silly People Out There!

Larry Paros | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

For all you grim rationalists who traffic in sound logic: "Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ...

Word Origin Comics: Idiots or Idiosyncrasies. You Pays Your Money and You Takes Your Choice

Larry Paros | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Pick from the following: "Fletcher appeared beside her. He peered at the baby. "Can it do any tricks yet?" "I'm still working on it. Want to hold he...

Word Origin Comics: By the Sweat of Our Brows We Shall Know Thee

Larry Paros | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

At present the distinction [between highbrow and lowbrow books] is certainly used to allow us the satisfaction of despising certain authors and readers without imposing on us the labour of showing that they are bad.

Why We Should Stop Calling Women 'Guys'

Michael Jascz | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Michael Jascz

If Women are 'Guys', are Men 'Gals'? Around five years ago, it struck me that the term 'guys' had become commonplace in referring to both men and wom...

Word Origins Comics: It's Hip to Be Square

Larry Paros | Posted 09.04.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Enough about oddballs and out of the box activity. Let's hear it for the ordinary folk, their humble origins, and their impact on the language...

Sorry, White People, Sylvia Plath Did Not Invent 'Basic'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts

Guys. I thought we’d been over this. I thought it was settled. “Basic,” a slang term perceived by mainstream white America as referring to blond...

Word Origin Comics: Who Are Those Masked Men and Crusading Women?

Larry Paros | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Guess who? "They are the ones who act first and talk later. They are fiercely independent thinkers who know how to fight the lizard brain (to use Set...

5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise. ...

Word Origin Comics: Black Sheep and Bellwethers... and Lambs to the Slaughter

Larry Paros | Posted 08.21.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Tend to get fleeced? No sense being sheepish about it. It's merely time to separate the sheep from the goats. But not without a word of warning.