The History of Going “Apes–t”
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Why Do We Call White House Happenings “Palace Intrigue”? The Intriguing Explanation.
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Says Republicans “Shot Their Wad” on Health Care. Wait—He Said What?
A Georgia Congressman Thinks the Senate Needs Someone to “Snatch a Knot in Their A–.” Um, What?
A Podcast About Profanity Goes Deep on “the C-Word”
Rick Wilson Says People Are Afraid of Trump Going “Rips— Bonkers” on Them. What Does That Mean?
A Hero for Our Time: We Found the Man Behind the Priceless Trump Insult “S—gibbon”
The Surprising Rise of the “S—gibbon”
Where Did Hillary Get a Phrase Like "Basket of Deplorables"?
Where Did Hillary Get a Phrase Like “Basket of Deplorables”?
Can Mel Gibson Pull Off a Portrayal of OED Editor James Murray?
Why Do Some People Call Rock-Paper-Scissors Roshambo?
How Hamilton Centers the Power and Pleasure of Language
Red Herring: A Wild Goose Chase That Stinks From Fish
Take It With a Grain of Salt! But Why a Single Grain? And Why Salt?
The Origins of In Cahoots: Four Theories