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    The expression no cap is slang meaning "no lie" or "…

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ARCHAIC WORDS WE NEED TO BRING BACK TO LIFE

We've decided to brush off our spell books, heat up old cauldrons, and try to bring some of these ghosts back to life.

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SLANG DICTIONARY

The ultimate slang dictionary for words you don’t know, don’t understand, or don’t want to know.

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EMOJI DICTIONARY

A guide for how to use popular emoji (beware: the meanings are always changing!).

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GENDER & SEXUALITY DICTIONARY

Identity is fluid, and so is the language around it.

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