The Many Meanings of Alksgskdgjals;hjg

You've seen it in a chat window. You've probably kldjhsljfalshj-ed a few times yourself. In context, it always makes sense, but how can you properly explain the text-scream phenomenon of lakgjiosdgjitheiow? What does i;slahkdsgkuhdsj really mean? » 2/27/15 5:03pm 2/27/15 5:03pm

11 Origins of Common Drinking Phrases

There's a lot of slang associated with drinking. Three sheets to the wind. Hair of the dog. On the wagon. We all know them, we all use them, but most of us don't know where they came from or what they really mean. Read on, and you'll be the smartest person at the bar. » 8/08/14 5:05pm 8/08/14 5:05pm

A Children's Treasury of Texting Slang

Today is texting's 20th birthday, and as part of the celebration, we've rounded up a little museum of texting slang. You may know some of it very well, you may not recognize some of it at all. You may even find the existence of some of it to be quite dubious. » 12/03/12 1:20pm 12/03/12 1:20pm

Can You Decode This Probably Made-Up Text Lingo?

Teens today! What are they even saying on those new-fangled computer phones? LOL, amirite? Parents just can't keep up with all those crazy indecipherable abbreviations swift-thumbed kids are tapping at every hour of the day. Good thing this handy primer of 92 commonly text terms exists. If only it weren't packed with… » 5/03/12 12:20pm 5/03/12 12:20pm

The Mystery of Why Some Slang Lives and Some Slang Dies

Um, epic nom nom time? Totes! Awks, but did you peep her hooking up? FML. Today suuu-uucks. Total fail! Just wanna get wasteyface tonight. This will probably be incoherent in the near future, because most slang dies young. But why? » 8/19/11 4:40pm 8/19/11 4:40pm

Now You Can Win Scrabble With the Word "Grrl"

Next time you play Scrabble, grab the official Collins Dictionary so you can outmaneuver your friends with words like "webzine", "darknet" and "grrl". Be prepared, though, as those non-techies across from you may win with the dreaded "Facebook". » 5/13/11 3:40am 5/13/11 3:40am