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Rolling in the Deep

What does rolling in the deep mean, as sung by Adele? In her Rolling Stone interview from February, she traces it to British slang for close friends that have each other’s backs. This is part of a complete episode.

butterfly gate

butterfly gate  n.— «The insert was among several in the Nov. 15 issue, celebrating the magazine’s 40th anniversary. All the inserts were what the industry calls butterfly gates—ad pages on the outside, which unfold to reveal pages of...


mocketing  n.— «The “Cheat Death” ad in Rolling Stone last year began with “Dying is so dead” and went on to assert that the stuff “can help prevent premature aging, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, even...