It’s that time of year. New words have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com, and the internet has lost its collective shit, again. Is this the downfall of society as we know it? Of course not. Updating the dictionary is a good thing, and here’s why we should be happy about the changes.
All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.
Friday News Bites: Money For Nothing
As of Wednesday evening, the U.S. government shutdown ended and almost nothing was accomplished. This sigh-worthy story and more, after the jump.
The Etymology of Slurs
When someone’s in a hurry to get somewhere and they spill their breakfast on their favorite work shirt or they accidentally lock themselves out of their apartment or their car has a flat, you know what that is? Frustrating. Anger-inducing. Just generally unfortunate. But never “retarded.”