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What does ‘hitting the wall’ mean? This misogynistic term is being used to describe celebrity women aging

The phrase recently sparked backlash after someone used it to describe 27-year-old actress Sophie Turner.

On May 23, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Did ‘Frances Ha’ pioneer the girlfailure?

The eponymous protagonist of this 2013 indie film is the spiritual precursor to our favorite women who suck.

On May 17, 2023 by C.S. Harper

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What does ‘serving c*nt’ mean?

2023 is when C-word memes went fully mainstream.

On May 16, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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What does babygirl mean? And why does it refer to middle-aged men?

Walter White from 'Breaking Bad' and Kendall Roy from 'Succession'? They're both babygirls.

On May 10, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


‘Cheugy’ is the new way to describe basic millennial girlboss culture

'Anything Rae Dunn is an absolute crime.'

On May 4, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen


What does ‘ACAB’ mean?

The term has become a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Jun 9, 2020 by Stacey Ritzen

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Meet Qaren, Karen’s conspiracy theorist cousin

The term emerged following a woman's video about trying to get hydroxychloroquine.

On May 27, 2020 by Siobhan Ball

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There’s now a slang term for getting dumped over Zoom

On the plus side, it's better than getting ghosted?

On Apr 15, 2020 by Stacey Ritzen

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‘Karen is a slur’ Twitter is exactly what it sounds like

Karens gonna Karen.

On Apr 6, 2020 by Siobhan Ball

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Here’s why people are calling each other ‘simps’ online

The word 'simp' has been around for a while. So why is it blowing up now?

On Apr 1, 2020 by Anna María

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What does IYKYK mean?

The internet slang is suddenly all over Twitter.

On Mar 24, 2020 by Stacey Ritzen

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ESPN analyst roasted by Philadelphians for misunderstanding ‘Jawn’

'Imagine trying to flex how big your brain is for the tl but end up pissing off a whole city instead.'

On Dec 26, 2019 by Stacey Ritzen

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What does ‘vibe check’ mean?

Kind of nothing but also everything?

On Oct 10, 2019 by Stacey Ritzen


What is ‘snitchtagging’—and why is it a major Twitter ‘no-no’?

Snitchtaggers get stitchtaggers.

On Sep 24, 2019 by Stacey Ritzen

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A tropical storm named Karen is sparking jokes about calling the manager

This probably wasn't the best name for a storm.

On Sep 23, 2019 by David Britton