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  1. clout

    Is having clout a good thing? Find out!

  2. fuego

    Fuego was borrowed by English speakers from Spanish,…

  3. stan

    How does a man's name become a verb? Find out!

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A KAREN?

Why Is Karen the name all over the news?

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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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