New Words and Phrases

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    A New Word For The Lexicon: "Travolted"

    A dear friend of mine, Brian Belovitch, has sardonically coined a brand new word to add to our vocabularies: travolted: the act of being aggressively caressed and grabbed between your legs during a private massage.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Oxford English Dictionary Now Comes With 'ZOMG,' 'NSFW,' 'Nekkid'

    ​Yet again the Oxford English Dictionary (Online) proves how totally radical it is, incorporating a bunch of new words that the cool kids have been saying long enough to have stopped saying. The 35 new words added this week include "baby bump," "bestie," "bucket list," "coconut water," "lappy" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    AP Stylebook Now Has a Food Section

    Grammar, meet gastronomy.​Foodieism may have officially jumped the shark. The AP Stylebook, long considered the newspaper industry standard guide for grammar, punctuation, and usage, has debuted a new section entitled Food Guidelines in its 2011 edition.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Critics Can't "Refudiate" the Evolution of English

    And it's getting bigger!​Sarah Palin may actually be right for once! After people teased her about her freakish creation of the word "refudiate," she tweeted, "English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!" Gov. Palin's efforts are part of the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2010

    New York Times: Facebook Kids Talk Liikee Thissss HAHAH!

    'Times' Goes LOLcat​Author and NYU professor Katie Roiphe has a fascinating culture essay in Sunday's New York Times, in which she jumps headfirst into the messy lives of teenagers, specifically the way they write online. "The Language of Facebook" is hinged on the work of young adult authors ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2010


    Pack your bags for midtown

  • Voice Choices

    February 4, 2009


    Dan Savage inspires strap-ons onstage

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    The Early Word: Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is like a fun movie that you enjoy while you're watching it, but then can't remember a thing about after you walk out of the theater. It's pretty and lightweight and slickly made. The food tastes good, but is predictable and overpriced. It hits the words of the moment: cocktails, poached e ... More >>

  • Film

    October 24, 2006