slang

The Legend of ‘Hogans,’ the Perfect Boob Word That Disappeared

No one believed me that ‘hogans’ was a real euphemism — so I tracked down its origin. World, I beg you, it’s time to make boobs hogans again.

‘Breeder’ Jokes Are Taking Over TikTok, and I Want My Queer Slang Back

The term ‘breeder’ existed long before Zoomers on TikTok discovered it

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