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Why Do We Still Say Stuff Looks Like Ass When We Now Love Ass So Much?

“Yo man, this pizza tastes like ass!” “Ugh, this locker room smells like ass!” “You see the new Rambo movie? It was total ass.” Ass,…

Dude, Where Does the ‘Surfer Voice’ Actually Come From?

In 2002, a young man named Micah Peasley stood in front of a local TV news camera and delivered perhaps the greatest ode to riding…

Dude. Bro. Chief. Bud. Where Do All These Guy Nicknames Come From?

My Little League coaches didn’t know what to do with me, a slightly effeminate boy completely unenthusiastic about balls hurled at my face. (Today, nothing…

They Learned a New Language — and Then Discovered a Whole New World Online

When Ariel, a 21-year-old living in California, first began learning Chinese a year ago, she never ventured into Chinese culture outside of the classroom and…