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Whassup, citizens! The new, overly friendly political speech. (June 3, 2012) http://b.globe.com/whassup

#languagenerdalert A new tool for self-deprecation. (Sep. 24, 2011) http://b.globe.com/hashtagbz

Birth of the nerd. The mysterious origins of a familiar character. (Aug. 28, 2011) http://bo.st/nerdbz

Catfish: how Manti Te’o's imaginary romance got its name. Why we turn to stories to label strange human deceptions. (Jan. 27, 2013) http://b.globe.com/catfishbz

How to talk like a doomsday prepper. Useful jargon for the zombie apocalypse. (Dec. 30, 2012) http://b.globe.com/prepperbz

Crowdsourcing the dictionary. A publisher turns to the masses for new words. (Aug. 12, 2012) http://b.globe.com/crowdbz

A pahticulah way of talking. In a new book, 17th-century Massachusetts speech comes alive. (Jan. 29, 2012) http://b.globe.com/baileybz

At this year’s spelling bee, make way for meaning. Why is spelling showbiz while vocabulary is homework? (Apr. 28, 2013) http://b.globe.com/spellbz

Dude, this headline is so meta. “Meta” has become a perfect meta-commentary on the consciously self-referential age we live in. (May 6, 2012) http://b.globe.com/metazimmer

Supercalicontentious. Who coined the longest nonsense word in America? It’s a touchy subject. (Apr. 22, 2012) http://b.globe.com/supercali