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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...

6 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Uses Of 'Modern' Slang

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

The most intolerable members of our species are constantly coming up with new slang terms to describe concepts that we've known forever, like "friendi...

6 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Uses Of 'Modern' Slang

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

The most intolerable members of our species are constantly coming up with new slang terms to describe concepts that we've known forever, like "friendi...

6 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Uses Of 'Modern' Slang

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

The most intolerable members of our species are constantly coming up with new slang terms to describe concepts that we've known forever, like "friendi...

Do You Speak Sex?

Robert Weiss | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

If you do choose explore online dating and hookups, you shouldn't feel bad about asking for clarification if/when someone uses a term you're not familiar with.

The 13 Worst Synonyms For 'Vagina,' Ranked

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women

Is there such thing as a non-gross, or even kind of sexy term for a woman’s vagina? When it comes to vagina vernacular, it’s an endless struggle. ...

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.

Bangers & Biscuits: Your Guide To Translating British Food Slang

Thrillist | Posted 04.18.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

For two countries that share the same language, the UK and the US can differ wildly in their vocabulary.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: LOL Is Not Cool!

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.

5 Everyday Things That Can Drive People Crazy

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I'm sure there are other little things I routinely say or do that make my friends and co-workers want to strangle me. It would probably take a small miracle for any of us to get through a day without inadvertently annoying the hell out of somebody.

EVOLUTION OF MODERN LANGUAGE

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Almost everyone knows that almost everything evolves over time, mostly for the better, always pretty slowly, and occasionally in ways that defy the re...

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...

LOL: Grading College Essays With a Computer Program?

Khanh Ho | Posted 06.06.2013 | College
Khanh Ho

The debates are all about drawing a line in the sand: a line of culture and merit and standards. This is all well and good until you realize that this line is constantly being redrawn, rubbed out, revisited.

9 Words You Should Never Say Over 50

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There are a few words and phrases that -- according to some -- are just plain strange to hear coming out of the mouths of post 50s.

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.

Seriously Annoying Words, Like 'Fiscal Cliff' and Whatever

Tony Phillips | Posted 03.04.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

The thing about annoying speech is that it comes in more than the adolescent variety. It's easy enough to pick on the youth, because for one thing, they're idiots. But idiocy knows no age.

Enough With the Boobies and TaTas

Joyce McFadden | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

I remember picking up my daughter at middle school one afternoon years ago and watching the kids, both boys and girls, spill out of the front doors wearing rubber bracelets and waving shiny bumper stickers with "Save the TaTas" emblazoned on them.

Banning the Word 'Penis?' Parenting Fail

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

When we deliberately or inadvertently support our children's use of slang, it's as if we tell them: Yes, there is something gross or silly or ugly about that body part. Don't ever call it by its real name.

The True Definition Of Swagger

Elite Daily | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Elite Daily

We all currently consent to a misconception of the term "swagger," or, better known in its current synchronic form, 'swag.' We might blame this...

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.

Oversharing, Public vs. Private Behavior and What We Forgot to Teach Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Our over-emphasis on our children's feelings may have contributed to a current generation of teens who are too emotionally generous with their feelings and overshare personal details.

"I Don't Disagree"

Seth Jaret | Posted 05.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Seth Jaret

Hollywood has a vernacular all its own. Among the town's most popular pieces of parlance is "I don't disagree." But is it an affirmation worth a damn or is it just another equivocation on the road to development hell?

How 'Girl Talk' Like, Changes The Way We All Speak

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

When Beyonce said that girls "run the world," she may not have been referring to the way young women influence language, but she would've been right i...

Why We Shouldn't Use The Word 'Rape' Casually

| Mari Cohen | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from The Communicator, the student-run print and online newspaper of Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ...

BRB, I'm Throwin' Down: A Survival Guide for Teenage Slang on the Internet

Hulu.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Comedy
Hulu.com

It appears teenagers have become sentient. They're infiltrating our society, they've learned how to walk upright (sort of), and they've even started to create their own cryptic language.