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Thursday
Oct012015

162: New Slang

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Humans say the weirdest things, and we take a roller coaster dive into finding out the origins of slang words and how some of them evolved into everyday use: the first "people's dictionary," The New York Times' unintentionally hilarious slang clarifications, and Karen theorizes how "BAE" came to be, and notices how many sayings came from making typos. Don't hit a fourbagger into the five-hole when taking Colin's colorful sport slang quiz, and the weird and morbid story behind "drinking the Kool-Aid."

RUNTIME: 58 minute 13 seconds

Featured Interlude Music:

"Come Get it Bae" by Pharrell Williams  Amazon | iTunes 

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Ha! I originally heard 'Bae' on the TV Series "Once Upon a Time" - Gold (Rumpelstiltskin) uses it as a term of endearment for his son "Baelfire" but I never put two and two together that it was a shortening of his name.. I just thought it was some old Irish (?) endearment term, and that the use of it in this show had popularised it into modern speech. It still seems too convenient that "Bae" has become popular only after the show.. or perhaps that's just when I started noticing it!

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May 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersamdhan

i dont know from where those words come from??

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