Word Trends & Stories

  1. These Words Are Not Acronyms (But People Think They Are)

  2. Where The Bleep Did That Curse Word Come From?

  3. Old (But Not Entirely Forgotten) Office Terminology

  4. How to Talk About Suicide And Mental Health During Mental Health Month

    by Rory Gory There are many stigmas and misconceptions surrounding mental illness, but it’s quite common to experience it. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness, translating to about 46.6 million people as of 2017. Whether or not you live with a mental illness, mental health is something that all of us navigate. But often, we struggle to find the right …

  5. “Mistress” And Other Words That Only Apply To Women

    It takes two people to have an affair. Despite this fact, there is a clear disparity in the way the public generally discusses extramarital relationships. Heterosexual men who have affairs are just heterosexual men who had affairs. But, the women with whom they have those affairs quickly get labeled with another term, one for which there is no effective male equivalent in English: mistress. As …

  6. Switch It Up And Try These Synonyms For “LOL”?

  7. 5 More Pandemic Words & Phrases People Want To Stop Hearing

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so too does the repetitive language people are using to talk about it. After a while, it gets exhausting hearing the same words over and over again in every article, tweet, and news broadcast. A few weeks ago, we rounded up the overused pandemic words and phrases our Twitter followers told us they were absolutely tired of hearing. The list …

  8. What Does “Burnout” Mean?

    by Ashley Austrew Most of us are familiar with the concept of being burned out. It’s that feeling you get when you’re stressed, overwhelmed, and simply don’t have any more energy to devote to a given task, activity … or career. Traditionally, the word burnout has been used more as a self-diagnosis or casual expression rather than treated as a medical syndrome or mental health …

  9. Are These Slang Words Already Old?

  10. What Can (And Cannot) Be Used In A Baby Name?

    Can you really name your baby that?! Picking a baby name that everyone (from grandma to the grocery clerk) likes can be a fruitless, futile endeavor. Coming up with one that confounds the whole world is seemingly a lot easier. Take Elon Musk, chief of Tesla and SpaceX, and singer Grimes, who recently announced the birth of their son X Æ A-12. No that’s not …