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The language of Clueless

We’re totally bugging about Clueless, and if you thought we’d avoid celebrating this classic film, 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 of their own. While writing the script, screenwriter/director Amy Heckerling spent time at Beverly […]

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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 […]