Word Trends & Stories

  1. Switch It Up And Try These Synonyms For “LOL”?

  2. 5 More Pandemic Words & Phrases People Want To Stop Hearing

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so too does the repetitive language people are using to talk about it. After a while, it gets exhausting hearing the same words over and over again in every article, tweet, and news broadcast. A few weeks ago, we rounded up the overused pandemic words and phrases our Twitter followers told us they were absolutely tired of hearing. The list …

  3. What Does “Burnout” Mean?

    by Ashley Austrew Most of us are familiar with the concept of being burned out. It’s that feeling you get when you’re stressed, overwhelmed, and simply don’t have any more energy to devote to a given task, activity … or career. Traditionally, the word burnout has been used more as a self-diagnosis or casual expression rather than treated as a medical syndrome or mental health …

  4. Are These Slang Words Already Old?

  5. What Can (And Cannot) Be Used In A Baby Name?

    Can you really name your baby that?! Picking a baby name that everyone (from grandma to the grocery clerk) likes can be a fruitless, futile endeavor. Coming up with one that confounds the whole world is seemingly a lot easier. Take Elon Musk, chief of Tesla and SpaceX, and singer Grimes, who recently announced the birth of their son X Æ A-12. No that’s not …

  6. Do You Remember This Radical 80s Slang?

    When you re-hear to this 80's slang you'll feel like you've been transported back in time. Do you remember these totally 80's words?
  7. Jazz Slang Terms For Cool Hepcats

  8. Where Do “Say So,” “Gangnam Style,” And Other Viral Dances Get Their Names?

  9. 8 Pandemic Words & Phrases People Absolutely Never Want To Hear Again

    When surprising, shocking, or scary things like the COVID-19 pandemic happen, it’s sometimes difficult to find the words to talk about it. You may find yourself straining to remember terms you learned a long time ago, or repeating the same words and phrases over and over again because you just don’t know what else to say. While the world is quarantined due to the novel …

  10. Where Did The Slang Word “Stan” Come From?

    Stan. Is it a male's given name or slang for a "diehard fan" of, you know, BTS or Arya Stark? Both! So how did this word evolve?