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Texting vs. Calling

Remember when teenagers used to sit by the phone, waiting for it to ring? Now ask teenagers if they do anything but text. This is part of a complete episode.

Mad Money

Mad money is the emergency cash a woman tucked away to get home safely if an evening out went badly. These days, it’s largely been replaced by cell phones. This is part of a complete episode.

Saying Texting Abbreviations Aloud

Do you say terms like NBD, LOL, or BRB aloud in everyday speech? It sounds strange to hear spoken text lingo, but with all language, it’s only weird until it becomes the norm, and then we wonder how we did without it. That said, most of these...


Predictive text on cellphones can result in some amusing accidental substitutions. The word for that: textonym. This is part of a complete episode.

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