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slang

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How to spell 'cleptopenia'? It's a tech-slang showdown

Scripps spelling bee co-winners Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe go head-to-head spelling tech slang terms from Urban Dictionary they will never use in a sentence.

By June 11, 2014

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Inhale Oxford's Word of the Year: 'Vape'

Slang terms "clickbait," "normcore," and "mansplain" lose to "vape" as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, which proves electronic cigarettes might not be a drag.

By November 19, 2014

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'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014

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The 404 1,509: Where we live a life of vibroacoustic agony (podcast)

Investigating a cryptic, throbbing drone that's been driving people insane since the early 1970s, the FBI doesn't know jack about Internet slang, posting GIFs on Twitter, and how to make college slightly less awkward.

By June 19, 2014

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The 404 1,509: Where we live a life of vibroacoustic agony

Investigating a cryptic, throbbing drone that's been driving people insane since the early 1970s, the FBI doesn't know jack about Internet slang, posting GIFs on Twitter, and how to make college slightly less awkward.

By June 19, 2014

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Android voice control now speaks British English

How well Voice Actions will cope with regional accents, such as Scouse, Geordie, or Glaswegian, remains to be seen. We suspect Cockney rhyming slang will go down like a lead balloon.

By September 21, 2011

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Oh, the irony: 'Twitter' used to be whaling slang

Long before Twitter was using the "fail whale" as its server-outage image, the word "twitter" was an obscure anatomical term specific to the long-since-taboo practice of hunting sperm whales.

By May 7, 2009

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Interweb, defriend and tweetup make it into the dictionary

A slew of geeky terms, including Interweb, unfriend and tweetup have made it into the most recent edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English. What other dork slang deserves a mention?

By August 24, 2010

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How the Web is killing my ability to communicate

Don Reisinger is having trouble communicating, thanks to Web slang. He examines how it happened and how it is affecting his life.

By February 9, 2009

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Cracking the code of teens' IM slang

special feature Want to know what PAW, MOS and CD9 mean? A growing list of Web sites can help parents find out.

By November 14, 2006