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Words in the Middle

How does something like "lit" make it into our lexicon, and why are teenagers using it in conversation? Ever hear someone say "spill the tea" and not understood what they meant? In Words in the Middle... Read more

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A Word

A Word

Laura and Niles discuss white girls and "sis", the impact of language & how it's received, and how the black communi... Read more

5 Jul 2019

50mins

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Here's the Tea

Here's the Tea

Stacey spills on "breh" and "gucci". Laura used to play the baritone.

14 Jun 2019

15mins

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Stanning Ourselves

Stanning Ourselves

Kevin really likes the Civil War. Also, Taylor Swift's "Me" performance vs. Beyonce's "Homecoming".

7 Jun 2019

13mins

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SKSKSK: VSCO Girls

SKSKSK: VSCO Girls

With the help of Lily, Laura and Lizzie discuss what it means to be a VSCO Girl. We love our Birkenstocks, though, and w... Read more

8 Oct 2019

16mins

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Low Key, Maybe High Key

Low Key, Maybe High Key

Jen almost gets it right & Mo low key loves English class.

21 Jun 2019

6mins

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Summer Slice: Pt. I

Summer Slice: Pt. I

Keep your ears & eyes open on words, phrases, & emojis making their way up the ranks.

28 Jun 2019

12mins

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OMG, IKR, LG: Initialisms with Jeff & Dan

OMG, IKR, LG: Initialisms with Jeff & Dan

Laura plays a little game with her two brothers testing their knowledge on popular initialisms. Side note: Dan and Jeff ... Read more

19 Jul 2019

17mins

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When Slang Goes Viral

When Slang Goes Viral

Laura talks to high school teacher James Callahan about his Generation Z Dictionary that has over 24 million impressions... Read more

26 Jul 2019

25mins

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Summer Slice: Pt. II

Summer Slice: Pt. II

Laura shares her highlights from linguist Gretchen McCulloch's new book, Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules o... Read more

2 Aug 2019

12mins

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100 Years of Life & Language: Part I

100 Years of Life & Language: Part I

Laura sat down with Mitch, who was born in 1919, to discuss popular words and phrases over the last 100 years in this tw... Read more

28 Feb 2020

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