What the hell does “sustainable” even mean?
And not just define, but really define — explain not just what they mean, but how they’re implemented ... to explain to me how they would do it, and then we have one more definition. Are there some specific words that tend to be more controversial ...
When Slang Becomes a Slur
via French—it didn’t have anything to do with those stories about bounties for bloody Indian scalps. But then “nigger” had a benign origin, as well. Since the mid-19th century “redskin” has simply been the slang word the white man used for the ...
Organic, all-natural and what all those words mean
Then you turn around. Directly in front of you is a bin full of ... “straight from our farm to your table” sound like good choices — but what do they actually mean? Is organic healthy? Should you stop buying canned goods? Can I really get food ...
'Breaking Bad': What Does That Phrase Actually Mean?
In general, “breaking bad” connotes more violence than “raising hell” does ... of “break bad,” meaning “to go bad,” requires little knowledge of regional slang, and it makes enough sense that anyone might come up with or at least understand ...
Where does the British phrase "a complete Horlicks" come from?
"Horlicks" did not come to ... "bullshit" and "to Hell with it." The word is also part of an old cliché, "to make a bollocks of something," which means to screw it up royally. There's also a theory that the slang refers to the beverage's fickle nature.