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Mr. Can’t Died

You pick up what you think a glass of water and take a sip, but it turns out to be Sprite. What’s the word for that sensation when you’re expecting one thing and taste something else? Also, slang from college campuses, like ratchet and...

Love You Like a Sister

The initialism LLAS, meaning “love you like a sister,” isn’t a texting phenomenon—it goes back 30 or 40 years to when girls would write each other letters. This is part of a complete episode.


drab adj. wearing men’s clothing; dressed as a boy. Also n. Editorial Note: This term can apply to women, but it applies especially to cross-dressing or transvestite men who see traditional male clothing as drab, ‘charmless; boring.’ The common...


KKN n. corruption, collusion, and nepotism. Etymological Note: Initialism of the Bahasa Indonesia words korupsi, kolusi and nepotisme, which are probably derived from English. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


SWMBO  n.— «SWMBO. It’s pronounced “swimbo.” While we might be able to take credit for the initialism and pronunciation, the phrase is actually a phrase Idj first heard and read in the John Mortimer series “Rumpole of the...


AMW n. a (pretty) woman whose career derives in some way from her appearance. Etymological Note: Initialism for actress model whatever (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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