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#RedefineWomen Calls Out Sexist Definitions In The Google Dictionary

Since language is the root of most of our communications, the words we use and the definitions of those words directly reflect our value system.

Bronwyn Isaac | August 30, 2016 - 8:42 am

Dictionary.com Just Made A Ton Of Slang Words Official, Including “Woke,” “Misgender,” And “Butthurt”

Although I have a personal affinity for telling someone to not get butthurt every time I say something without thinking, there are some really important LGBTQ terms they’ve added, too.

Karen Fratti | July 20, 2016 - 3:11 pm

“Identity” Is Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year

Dictionary.com has announced that its word of the year for 2015 is “identity,” which seems apt for a year in which gay marriage was legalized at the federal

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm

“Cisgender” Is Now Defined In The Oxford English Dictionary

The O.E.D. has made cis people just another identity rather than the norm; the kidnapped Nigerian girls are being forced to fight for Boko Haram; find out the differences between…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 29, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Working Moms Are Good For Their Kids, Says Harvard Study

Plus, celebrate the life of artist Miriam Schapiro, who passed away this week.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 25, 2015 - 3:23 pm

“Cunt” Is Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

… along with cunting, cunted and cunty.  [TIME]
Check out Anita Hill on “The Daily Show” and make sure not to miss my interview with Freida Lee Mock,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

All The Crazy ’90s Slang Express Wants You To Know

Mall retailer Express was really cutting edge in ’90s, so much so that it created a special “slang” guide for its employees, (presumably) so they could fluently converse with any…

Julie Gerstein | June 4, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Frisky Dictionary: Sexenschadenfreude

Sometimes there are no words for the way you are feeling, and you just have to come up with one instead. Usually, the Germans are my go-to people for words…

Julie Gerstein | April 26, 2012 - 2:20 pm

16 Words And Phrases We Want To Retire In 2010

It’s the end of the year and we’re sweeping out our closet — and that includes annoying words and phrases that we’re just so over. After the jump, we give…

Julie Gerstein | December 16, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Dictionaries Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs: Oxford Says No More Print Editions

Thanks in part to the ubiquitousness of computers, kids no longer know how to write in cursive — and soon they will also probably stop using actual books. The Oxford…

Julie Gerstein | August 31, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Jeggings Make Their Way Into the Dictionary, Really

As the hours of 2009 slip away, end-of-year lists are clogging up the internet, and everyone’s become nostalgic about the end of another decade. The year has seen some crazy

Bianca Posterli | December 30, 2009 - 3:50 pm
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