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As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to announce the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014. Without further ado, we can exclusively reveal that the word is…. vape Although there is a shortlist of strong contenders, as you’ll see below, it was vape that emerged victorious as Word of the Year. What does vape mean? […]more
In 2003, 50 Cent and his fellow G-Unit rappers released a song called “Stunt 101”, in which they claim to “teach you how to stunt”. I’ve been listening to this song for years without a second thought, but now it occurs to me that this verb stunt is completely baffling–what on earth does it mean!? […]more
This past week saw a small explosion of anguished queries and dire proclamations in a number of newspaper headlines. “Is This the End of Proper Grammar?” asked the New York Times, and, not to be outdone, the Minnesota Daily trumpeted that the “AP Stylebook seeks to destroy the American way of life”. An article in […]more