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How ‘Simp’ Went From Sexist Insult to Self-Deprecating Pet Name

Once a misogynistic acronym, TikTok has transformed the term into — almost — a badge of honor

How We Got Stuck in the Ongoing Nightmare of Calling Pizza ’Za

We failed to stop COVID from spreading, but perhaps there’s still time to contain ’za before it truly gets out of control

What the Friggin’ Frig Does ‘Frig’ Actually Mean?

It’s thrown around willy-friggin’-nilly, but is there more to it than meets the friggin’ eye?

The Great American History of ‘Booyah!’

A thorough timeline of the English language’s funnest exclamation — quite literally from soup to nuts