S and M
or S&M, s&m
sadomasochism; sadism and masochism.
The M in M&M and the Tootsie in Tootsie RollAre you getting ready for the candy stash that Halloween brings? Whether you’re hoping for chocolate or hard candies, we’re sure you have your favorites. But have you ever thought about what the names on the wrappers mean? Here’s the history behind the names of a few popular confections: • Believe it or not, one of the most beloved candy bars is named after a horse. The …
Last Month in Pop Language: “This Is America” And Other May #1’sby Molly Rosen Marriner It's another installment of Last Month in Pop Language, a column where the most popular (statistically) song, book, and film of the month will have their words analyzed in hopes of drawing a conclusion about language’s current usage—and future. At the end of each monthly column, we’ll draw a conclusion: Was last month’s pop language masterly, malevolent, or merely meh?
Origin of S and M
First recorded in 1965–70
stock and machinery.
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S & M
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