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Words

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.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.7.18
hackers

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.28.18
Features

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

You'll never struggle to describe music again!
Angus Harrison
7.6.17
Broadly

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.
Kimberly Lawson
5.31.17
language

'Post-truth' named international word of the year

David Gilbert
11.16.16
Stuff

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.
Luke Winkie
10.10.16
Stuff

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.
Morgan Harries
9.13.16
daily vice

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.
VICE Staff
3.16.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Scott Masters Pierce
8.27.15
tech

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...
Austin Considine
1.18.13
Motherboard Blog

This Is What the Urban Dictionary Looks Like on Google Images

It's all sorts of weird.
Austin Considine
1.16.13