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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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Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

By November 21, 2014

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Dictionary.com launches new app for word nerds

In honour of Dictionary Day, Dictionary.com has launched a brand new iOS app, with a luxuriance of lexical treats for logophiles.

By October 16, 2014

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Elon Musk promises Tesla 'D' details on October 9

The CEO of the electric car maker tweeted a mock-up hinting at an upcoming Tesla Motors product announcement next week.

By October 2, 2014

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The new keyboards you'll love for iOS 8

Now that you can swap out the default keyboard on your iPhone and iPad, check out these awesome alternatives.

By September 17, 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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FBI discovers Twitter-speak, starts a dictionary

U.S. government investigators have compiled an 83-page list of Twitter shorthand, including some acronyms we bet you've never used.

By June 17, 2014