Donald Trump has a real estate portfolio worth billions of dollars and a vocabulary containing hundreds of words. One of his favorite words is “beautiful,” and he uses it to describe virtually everything he likes.
According to the brainiacs at the Oxford English Dictionary — that linguistic treasury that contains more than 800,000 words — some buzzy phrases that seem new fangled are actually kind of old.
It's the last day of 2013 and therefore a good time to take out the trash. Let's start by purging the English language of words that are overused, cliche and just plain annoying, shall we?
Here's some research that should make Olds feel vindicated: texting a lot apparently makes people less accepting of words they've never heard before. Which is weird because texting is basically a process of sending things that aren't words to people.
Last night on 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper asked Eminem about "allegations" that he's a misogynist and homophobe. Eminem claims he was "attacked"—over his violent lyrics toward women and gays—because of the color of his skin.
Fellow food-and-word nerds, you're in luck!