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The Internet's Love of Black Slang Makes Some of Us Uncomfortable

Coming of Faith | Posted 01.05.2017 | Black Voices
Coming of Faith

There is an ongoing half-joke about "white people ruining" certain slang words. From "bling bling" to "basic." From "on fleek" to "f**kboy." From "yass" to "ain't nobody got time for that." The "mainstream" appropriation, and subsequent overuse, of black slang is as predictable as the tides.

A New Theory Of Distraction

The New Yorker | Joshua Rothman | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Eliza...

A Brief History Of 'F**kboy,' The Internet's Favorite New Man-Bashing Slur

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women

It doesn't mean what you (might) think it means.

The Seasons of Dating

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.14.2015 | Style
Jamie Silverman

Some women partner up with people who may not be "Mr. Right" but rather "Mr. Right Now." Not a long-term endeavor, these men serve as the ideal way to while away the winter. And that's usually about how long these relationships last.

De-Man Cave or Un-Man Cave? That is the Question.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 08.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Susan McCorkindale

Not only did I not de-man cave my honey's house, I embraced it. I didn't just incorporate the skulls and the antlers and the rifles and yes, even the shockingly long walrus penis bone my almost-husband has displayed in the master bath into my decorating endeavors, I highlighted them.

Urban Dictionary Has Its Day In Court

The New York Times | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology

The wheels of justice move slowly sometimes, but not, apparently, as slowly as Webster's New World Dictionary....

Getting Hip With The Urban Dictionary

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

What I have not accepted is that not only do I not look the "look," I no longer talk the "talk." I am an outsider, a foreigner who does not understand or use the language of the young, hip and beautiful.

The Get-Together Every Groom Should Have Before The Wedding

Jeff Trinci | Posted 06.23.2012 | Weddings
Jeff Trinci

The bridal shower is an important event, and having an equivalent event that's right for guys has been missing for far too long.

Girls Gone Graphic: Poseurs Parses LA Nightlife

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Poseurs, Deborah Vankin's funny, touching graphic novel about the adventures of young adults immersed in L.A. party culture, reminds me of how I learned to decode the notorious "Hollywood No."

The 11 Longest Words Writers Will Probably Never Use (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Long words can be fun to say for your own amusement or just to annoy your friends. After all, who hasn't reveled in the syllabic rhythm of "antidisest...

Field Guide To College Slang (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Natalie Sudikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College students, like our ancestors of yore, have the innate ability to develop languages all their own. We've compiled the ten best (some might say ...

Jason Linkins

Henry Blodget Gets Enshrined In The Urban Dictionary | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Some of the apparent collateral damage from the recent Henry Blodget-on-Felix Salmon Twitter Folderol Of 2010 is that Blodget has ended up in the cruel and mocking embrace of the Urban Dictionary.

OMFG, Horatio!

Christopher Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Moore

I think we're in the midst of a linguistic revolution that will overshadow the one that William Caxton started.

Jason Linkins

Urban Dictionary Presents New Challenge For Brand Marketers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Branding! It used to be so much simpler. Times were that you could call your product "Verizon" or "Comcast" and while your name might be associated wi...

Urban Dictionary Week On Facebook: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Move aside, 'Doppelganger Week.' 'Urban Dictionary Week' on Facebook is here! Urban Dictionary Week is just the latest trend to hit the social netw...

Passive-Aggressive Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your Naughty List

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Una LaMarche

We all know the hidden meanings behind certain tried-and-true holiday presents. But what if you have a more specialized message to convey?

Meanings of banned jelly bracelets: Is silver a hand job, fisting or outdoor sex?

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The principal at Lafayette's Angevine Middle School has reportedly asked parents to urge their kids not to wear colored jelly bracelets to class -- an...

Salty Sweet

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Louise McCready Hart

When my boyfriend accused me of being "salty," I had a sneaking suspicion he wasn't referring to my natal body composition. Turns out my lexicon lover wasn't whispering sweet nothings.

The "Comedy" Of Mocking The Teabaggers

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Good news! This blog isn't about tea bags, tea baggers, tea bagging or any other taxpayer double entendres. OK, just this promo.