Curious about Scottish slang? Learn the meanings of terms like ‘git awa’ and bile yer heid’ and impress your friends on your next visit to Scotland.
Discover the most iconic slang from the 1960s and how it shaped modern language. From 'flower power' to 'groovy,' these terms are the linguistic legacy of the decade.
Looking for new ways to describe the children in your life? From ankle-biters and saucepan lids to breadsnatchers and drape apes, these are funny slang terms for kids you’ll definitely want to use.
From ‘alarm clock’ to ‘zozzled,’ these delightful 1920s terms will transport you back in time.
The idiom has little to do with playing with our food and more to do with equine diets.
Australian English is more than just an accent. From ‘arvo’ to ‘yakka,’ learn fun and fascinating Australian slang terms to help you speak like a true Aussie.
From yuppie to headbanger, we have Generation X to thank for these terms that became popular in the 1980s and ’90s.
Grab your best china plate (a.k.a. mate) and feast your mince pies (otherwise known as your eyes) on these fascinating and delightful terms in this guide to Cockney rhyming slang.
Maybe you already know the meaning of 'jajaja.' But what about all these other expressions of online laughter?
Wastoid, wedgie, and dumpster fire, oh my! In the latest episode of The List Show, you can learn about the fun origins of some pretty wacky and absolutely real slang terms from the last hundred years.
How a love of drinking and Britain’s 18th-century Toby jugs might have inspired the slang word for ‘face.’
Opening a can of worms, metaphorically speaking, is trying to solve a problem and ending up in more trouble. And the idiom really does refer to actual worms.
You may know Austin, Texas, as the Live Musical Capital of the World that’s devoted to keepin’ itself weird—but you might not be familiar with the city’s many slang terms.
The internet has given us all kinds of delightful slang terms for what our cats and dogs do, from ‘blep’ and ‘bork’ to ‘smol’ and ‘sploot.’
Every time Christmas rolls around it brings with it its own vocabulary of words you barely hear the rest of the year. Here are a few we should bring back.
Here are 10 colorful phrases of yore to use the day after you partied a tad too passionately.
You might know everything there is to know about New York City slang, but the moment you leave the city, fuhgeddaboudit. Upstate New York has its own set of regional colloquialisms, often depending on which area of the state you’re in.
You’re not the only person who has Googled “NPC meaning” of late.
The word ‘gross,’ which came to English from French, took on a variety of senses in English related to size. But the ‘gross of today is different from the ‘gross’ of the past thanks to teens.
The word predates social media.
We’ve used the term ‘rat’ to refer to an informer since approximately 1910. But criminals have had many more names for snitches over the years.
“Wriggly, Squiffy, Lummox, and Boobs: What Makes Some Words Funny?” analyzed an existing list of 4997 funny words and recruited 800 survey participants to whittle down the collection to the 200 words the people found funniest.