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Why Do Some Grown Men Still Call Their Fathers ‘Daddy’?

In our modern times, the shorthand/slang for “father” holds very different meanings. Dads, for example, are the very men who helped bring you into the…

The Surprisingly Complex Legacy of Brits Saying ‘Bum a Fag’

We’re such stoners that 4/20 isn’t just a day, it’s an entire week. And it’s not just weed we love, it’s the act of smoking…

What’s the Difference Between ‘Bro,’ ‘Brah,’ ‘Bruv,’ ‘Bruh’ and ‘Breh’?

Bruh. I give up, breh. I’m telling you, brah, I endeavored to find a pattern: I wanted so badly to uncover the blueprint or even…

Why the Hell Do We Call It a Bar, Anyway?

Sometimes I feel like the heart of my relationship to bars lies in prepositions. I work in a bar; more specifically, I work behind or,…