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Jargon Watch: Journalism And The Language Of News

Jargon Watch: Journalism And The Language Of News

Working for a newspaper requires a lot of very specific skills, one of which is knowing all the journalism jargon that’s out there. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most-used terms!
Jargon Watch: Pilot Lingo And The Language Of The Sky

Jargon Watch: Pilot Lingo And The Language Of The Sky

A brief guide to how pilots talk, from Alpha to Zulu.
Quiz: Can You Guess These Australian Slang Expressions?

Quiz: Can You Guess These Australian Slang Expressions?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Australian slang words and phrases used Down Under!
How To Speak Australian

How To Speak Australian

It’s not all ‘brekkie’ and ‘barbie.’ To speak like a true Australian, you have to learn to stop being such a wanker first.
What Do You Meme By That?

What Do You Meme By That?

What is a meme, exactly? And what do memes tell us about the evolution of human communication?
The Best Of American Regional Slang

The Best Of American Regional Slang

The internet may be homogenizing the way we speak, but for now, we’ve still got ‘yinz’ and ‘jawn.’
The Surprising Vulgar Expressions Used On Every Continent

The Surprising Vulgar Expressions Used On Every Continent

One man’s ‘your mom’ barb is another man’s blasphemy. Here’s a look at how obscenity varies from culture to culture — and how it stays the same.
Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Why settle for ‘buzz off’ when you can tell someone to ‘become dust’ in Turkish?
16 Colorful Idioms That’ll Sell You On The Russian Language

16 Colorful Idioms That’ll Sell You On The Russian Language

In Mother Russia, wacky idiom eat you. Here are some funny Russian phrases for current and would-be language learners.
Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of U.S. Slang

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of U.S. Slang

Are you in the know or out of the loop?