Tom Brady Helped Put GOAT in the Dictionary

Merriam-Webster added GOAT, and you'll be pretty shocked to learn who it was first used to describe online.


We Need to Change the Dictionary Definition of 'Hacker'

Most dictionaries, as well as popular culture, mistakenly define “hacker” with a malicious connotation. It’s time to change that.


We Made a Dancefloor Dictionary So You Don't Have to Call Everything a Banger

You'll never struggle to describe music again!


How Urban Dictionary Became a Cesspool for Racists and Misogynists

The popular, crowd-sourced lexicon was supposed to be the people's resource. The people are awful.


Angry Old Men: A Brief History of Demagogues

Over the years we've seen many charismatic agitators rise through the ranks with a straightforward populist agenda and an axe to grind.


Why the Oxford English Dictionary Declared 'YOLO' and 'Clickbait' to Be Words

We talked to the editor of the New Words department about how the staff determines which words to include each year.


Thomas Morton Shares the Language of the Pentecostal Tent Revival on Today's 'Daily VICE'

Then Motherboard explains the problems inhibiting the rise of sex robots and i-D celebrates Vans' 50th birthday.


Oxford Dictionaries Added 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl,' 'Butthurt,' and a Ton of Other Words Last Night

They also added the word "cakeage," which is that thing where a restaurant charges you money to eat the cake you brought from home.


Here Is What the Urban Dictionary Looks Like on Google Images

Earlier this year London-based artist Ben West designed a Google Images dictionary titled, simply, "Google." The idea behind the 1,200-plus-page book was simple: Design some software to select and save the first Google Images result for every single...


This Is What the Urban Dictionary Looks Like on Google Images

It's all sorts of weird.