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Why Do Girls Wear Pink?

We all know that the color pink is for boys and the color blue is for girls — at least, that’s how it was 100 years ago. Grant and Martha share the surprising history behind the colors we associate with gender. Plus, we go rollin’ in our...

X is the New Y

A California man says that he thinks he is increasingly hearing locutions like “50 is the new 30” and “pink is the new black” and “blogs are the new resumé.” He’s curious about the origin of this X is the...

bean shoot

bean shoot  n.— «Only a few weeks shy of parole in 1995, Andre found himself confined to a cell with walls the color of Pepto-Bismol. He received his meals through a slit in the door known in prison parlance as a “bean shoot”;...

stork mark

stork mark  n.— «Stork mark Pink macular mark, localized over the forehead, face, or nape of the neck in the newborn (angel’s kiss, salmon patch, stork bit, naevus simplex, erythema nuchae). Represents the fetal circulatory pattern in the...

turkey bacon

turkey bacon  n.— «A nice security guard stops them, and I stopped calling security guards “Turkey bacon rent-a-cops.”» —“Introducing…Gothmommy” by Eleanor Black Skulls, Pink Ruffles—Goth vs Martha...

skeet

skeet  v.— «You let the hoe swallow it, get off in yo’ parlor an’/stab out to the cajun crab house/or the Jamaican cat house/or the college, frat house/for the gul you just, mad house that rat house/And get you some scrub, she ain’t ya...