How Dictionary Editors Find Meaning in the Age of Internet Speak
Is it the modern lexicographer’s job to protect the English language, or to document it?
Corncob? Donut? Binch? A Guide to Weird Leftist Internet Slang
The explainer you've all been waiting for.
A Brief History of 'NSFW'
And how arguably the internet’s most influential acronym is changing.
A Complete Dictionary of the Most Bizarre Sex Slang
Know how to swing the dolphin? What about having a bit of summer cabbage?
SLANG's Latest Track is a Nostalgic Ode to Weed-Reek Afternoons
On one hand "What Happened to You" is nostalgic, on the other it looks forward.
What the Word You Use to Describe Your Partner Says About Your Relationship
"Babe", "Better Half", "Hubby", "Squeeze", or the worst: "Partner in Crime".
Where the Phrase 'Cool Beans' Comes From
How did the chilled legume come to signify a dorky middle ground between "fine" and "great"?
Remembering the Hipster
We Asked an Expert If Hipsters Have Fucked Up the English Language
Hipsters use English. Hipsters ruin everything. Therefore, did hipsters ruin English?
An Illustrated A to Z of Chemsex
A is for apps, b is for barebacking, and n is for never again.
Patrick Cash, Illustration: Dan Evans
The Prison Issue
Slammer Slang: The A-to-Z of Prison Lingo
A primer on the distinct vocabulary of prison slang to help you out if you ever find yourself a member of the convict class.
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
the hidden language
The Hidden Language of Mall Santas
In order to maintain their carefully manicured illusion, some mall Santas and their elves have to employ code words and slang just to communicate with each other.