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    You’re Probably Already Speaking This Jamaican Slang

    We've rounded up some of our favorite examples of Jamaican slang in the language. Yuh ready?

  2. The Double Meanings For These Innocent Animal Emoji

    Animal-based emoji have been adopted for their symbolism. And, it's not just the three wise monkeys emoji that have deeper meanings.

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    The Issue With Casually Using The Word “Binge”

    The 12 episodes of the Netflix show that you watched on Saturday. The full pint of Ben & Jerry’s you ate last Thursday night. The entire series of books you read in one week. When we enjoy things, it’s normal for us to indulge in them. There’s even a handy little word we pull out just for these instances of indulging in something we love: binge …

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    Has The Word “Ninja” Been Culturally Appropriated?

    Traditionally, the word ninja   is defined as “a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth (ninjutsu), who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.” These ninjas have captured the Western pop culture imagination since at least the 1960s, when the word was borrowed into English.  Since then, ninja has expanded to …

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    What Do All Of These Different Heart Emojis Mean?

    We've rounded up all of the different emoji hearts and will try to break down what they represent—so the next time you're confessing your undying love for the person next door via Tweet, of course, you'll know exactly which heart to send.

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    Hashtags To Help You Get By On Social Media

  7. OMG, Deciphering Texting Acronyms FTW

  8. Why Do I F’ing Love Cursing So Much?

    Raw, succinct, expressive, taboo: That’s why I love curse words, why do you?
  9. Top 10 Acronyms That Will Make Your Life Easier

    These are the top 10 acronyms you should be using to make your life easier ... and more fun.

  10. Locked Up Lingo: 8 Terms That Summarize Prison Slang

    In prison, people use their own special forms of lingo and communication. The unique slang used by prisoners reflects this.

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