[ spuhn-bon-ding ]
/ ˈspʌnˌbɒn dɪŋ /
a process for forming nonwoven fabrics, usually of limited durability, by bonding continuous-filament synthetic fibers immediately after extrusion.
Has The Word “Ninja” Been Culturally Appropriated?Clearly, we celebrate ninjas, but it’s worth examining how we use the word and whether or not we’re respecting its origins.
What Is Manic Pixie Dream Girl?In 2007, film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl in an attempt to classify Kirsten Dunst’s role in Elizabethtown. He first described this stock romantic character as a woman who “exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” Since the first appearance of Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Rabin officially apologized for the coinage in a thoughtful piece about this unwieldy term.
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