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Bae, as in baby, came into vogue via the bae caught me slippin meme-a selfie that’s meant to look as if one’s sweetheart actually snapped the picture. This is part of a complete episode.

Cancer Survivors

Should people living with cancer be referred to as cancer survivors? Mary from Delafield, Wisconsin, a breast cancer survivor herself, doesn’t like the term. Nor does Indiana University professor emerita Susan Gubar, who discusses this in an...

Dried Plum

The term dried plum has come into vogue since prune seems to have some negative connotations. This is part of a complete episode.


The word anyways, spelled with an s, has come into vogue among writers looking to transition from stilted language into something more reader-friendly. This is part of a complete episode.

Using Product

Did your hairstylist recommend you use product? Is your company moving product this quarter? The term product is in vogue, mainly for the purpose of simplification. This is part of a complete episode.


What does it mean to gazump someone? This phrase, specifically meaning “to swindle a customer in a real estate deal,” came about in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s before disappearing and then popping up again in England in the...