[ pōst′tûrm′ ]
An infant born after the 42nd week of gestation.
Reclaiming A Derogatory TermThis woman shows us how to reclaim a derogatory term that has been used to call people timid or meek. Watch her rhymed explanation as to why this word is anything but feeble.
Who Coined The Term Fashionista?In light of a recent article about the birth of the word “fashionista” in which Stephen Fried apologized for coining the term, we’d like to delve into the -ista suffix in hopes of understanding why English speakers combine it with certain words. But first, let’s look at “fashionista.” This word originally appeared in Stephen Fried’s 1993 biography of supermodel Gia Carangi. He invented it as …
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