Shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, “gaslighting” has well and truly found its way into contemporary thought and vernacular.
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Don't you love the internet? It's given people a place to spread their opinions far and wide, no matter how much or little they actually know about what they're saying. On the internet, everyone can pretend to be an expert. There's some good news among all these depressing truths, however: we've dug up the perfect word to be used against these people next time they try to argue with you.
We all know about avocados - delicious, green, creamy, expensive, irresistible to hipsters and guaranteed to keep you from buying a house. But have you ever stopped to question just why an avocado is called an avocado? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, has to do with humanity's unending obsession with genitalia.
Sports lingo permeates many aspects of life, especially the business world. You're probably heard them around the office, things like being "down for the count" or some project being a "slam dunk". Here are the etymological origins of those popular sports phrases and, for the uninitiated, what they really mean.