Words

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
Star Talk

We Need a New Vocabulary to Talk About the Human Future in Space

If humans want to expand beyond Earth in an optimal way, we’ll need novel language to keep pace with novel technologies.
Frank White
6.25.18
Culture

How Words Like Aquafaba, Kombucha, and Queso Got Added to the Dictionary

We asked Merriam-Webster how they decide what words make the cut.
Natalie B. Compton
3.9.18
Words

Cryptocurrencies Aren't 'Crypto'

As the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum skyrocket, and more and more people who are unfamiliar with technology join in the craze, words start to lose their original and correct meaning.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.28.17
Internet Exploring

Some Nerds Used Algorithms to Find Out Which Word Is the "Most Hip-Hop"

They also discovered that "racism" is one of the words that is most central to Kanye West's work, whatever that means.
Phil Witmer
10.6.17
mlb

There Is No 26-Game Win Streak in MLB

People are debating where the Cleveland Indians' current win streak stands in MLB history because the 1916 New York Giants won 26 times in 27 games.
Sean Newell
9.14.17
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
thump exclusive stream

Rytmeklubben Blend Preteen Pop Stars, AnCo, and Future on Shamelessly Fun New Mix

The Norwegian quartet show off a charmingly carefree approach to DJing.
Alexander Iadarola
3.21.17
relationships

What the Word You Use to Describe Your Partner Says About Your Relationship

"Babe", "Better Half", "Hubby", "Squeeze", or the worst: "Partner in Crime".
Angus Harrison
3.12.17
Features

We Quizzed Michael Mayer About Some of the Friends Who Helped Him Build His Best Album Yet

The Kompakt domo breaks down the art of collaboration on (and off) his best album yet.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.8.16
Cover Story

TRAVAIL FAMILLE PARTY: Welcome to Justice's Private Universe

Cover story: With their third album, 'Woman,' the Parisian hellraisers return to the church of their imagination.
Angus Harrison
12.1.16
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