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The language of Clueless

It’s the 20th anniversary of the now-classic movie Clueless! Twenty years — we’re totally bugging. And if you thought we’d let the day pass without a commemorative post, well, as if. Not only is Clueless adorable, funny, and way existential (okay, maybe not way existential), but some of its wittiest one-liners have taken on lives […]

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So far, so bad.

I found myself looking up the origin of ‘curmudgeon’ last week. Defined as ‘bad-tempered, difficult, or cantankerous’, its components once meant, more or less, ‘a growling grimacer’. This last description sums up almost exactly my facial expression when I hear a language tic of the moment that has knocked ‘going forward’ off the top of […]