Ain't No Grave
What It Means to Be a 'Redneck' or a 'Hillbilly'
When city people throw around words like "redneck" or "hillbilly," they generally mean them as insults. But what do these words signify for the people living in central Appalachia?
The Failed Attempt to Rebrand the Word 'Hacker'
That word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.
The Tongue-Twisting History of the Many Euphemisms for Eating Ass
Tongues have been touching butts for as long as humans have had both, but for a long time, there was no word in English for what's commonly called "tossing salad."
Chelsea G. Summers
Chav: The Slur That Won't Let Go
An examination of the UK term for a usually poor, possibly threatening young person.
Cryptozoology to Crypto-Fascism: The Story of Hackers' Favorite Prefix
Forget Bitcoin and the NSA, what else is worthy of the world's best prefix?
The Surprisingly Complex Etymology of 'Skittles'
In defense of a long, low-scoring Scrabble word that wasn't always a proper noun.