Cat’s Eyes and Belch Water: 1930s Soda Jerk Slang from A to Z
Soda Jerk slang from 1934 and 1935.
All About That Taboo: When Good Words Go Bad
The phenomenon of sacres, or taboo words that start from fairly innocuous beginnings.
They’re Here, They’re Genderqueer, Get Used to Gender Neutral Pronouns
Ongoing study and debate about gender neutral pronouns.
Fanf–kingtastic and Edumacational: The Case of English Infixation
From shiznit to wel-diddly-elcome, the evolution of infixation in English language.
All the Young Dudes: Generic Gender Terms Among Young Women
The linguistics behind gender neutral terms among young women.
More on Internet Neologisms: Rage Quitting is a Thing
More on internet neologisms: pairing together a (negative) mood word with a verb to produce a semi-productive compound.
How “Ghostbusters” Changed the Way We Speak
A controversial and little-known aspect of Ghostbusters cultural influence can be found in a seemingly simple suffix, “-busters.”
Before There Was ’50 Shades’…There Was Elinor Glyn’s ‘It’
A writer named Elinor Glyn wrote a novel entitled "It and other stories in 1927"
Hot Dogs: America’s Fast, Cheap Meat
With all due respect to hamburgers and apple pie, hot dogs are arguably the most American of foods.