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11 Origins of Common Drinking Phrases

There's a lot of slang associated with drinking. Three sheets to the wind. Hair of the dog. On the wagon. We all know them, we all use them, but most of us don't know where they came from or what they really mean. Read on, and you'll be the smartest person at the bar. Read More >>

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You Woz Banned From Saying Innit at School, Yeah?

A London school is standing up for the English language by banning certain modern slang words and terms. Pupils at one South London academy have been banned from saying "innit," "coz" and "ain't," and have been told not to end their sentences with "yeah." Read More >>

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A Children’s Treasury of Texting Slang

Today is texting's 20th birthday, and as part of the celebration, we've rounded up a little museum of texting slang. You may know some of it very well, you may not recognise some of it at all. You may even find the existence of some of it to be quite dubious. Read More >>

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Please Don’t Ever Make the “Hashtag” Finger Gesture

You know that "quote" thing people do in the air with their fingers? There's a move afoot to introduce a similar thing for illustrating Twitter hashtags, letting fashionable media types add a "hashtag" to their conversation without actually having to say the word. Read More >>

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Can You Decode This Probably Made-Up Text Lingo?

Teens today! What are they even saying on those new-fangled computer phones? LOL, amirite? Parents just can't keep up with all those crazy indecipherable abbreviations swift-thumbed kids are tapping at every hour of the day. Good thing this handy primer of 92 commonly text terms exists. If only it weren't packed with phrases no one's ever heard of. Read More >>

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Sheffield School Bans TXT Speak

A school in Sheffield has become the front line in the war to defend the Queen’s English after banning teenagers from using slang or text speak on school premises, instead, urging them to speak proper like. Read More >>