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On our Word Watch, we do our best to stay abreast of the lexical trends week after week. However, some terms, like Kanye West’s dragon energy, are just beyond our ken. Here are five other terms from this week we can tell you some more about: Incel On Monday, accused driver Alex Minassian drove a […]more
As a runner in New York City, I feel it’s an understatement to say that running in the city doesn’t always produce the desired scenic vista. Try pretending you’re alone while executing intricate dodging maneuvers to avoid the thousands of people swarming unpredictably around you, choosing between filling your lungs with car exhaust on the […]more
As the television show Mad Men draws to a close, we thought it might be fun to reflect on the contributions to language made by the turbulent decade of the 1960s. The legacy of the 1960s on language is not surprising, given the huge shifts in culture, including the Civil Rights movement, the apex of […]more