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FOX40 NewsSo here's the equation: You take some home-grown California slang, multiply it by some pretty smart UC Davis students, and put all of that over the internet. You come out with one, 'Hella' big number. It's not exactly rocket science. "We actually...
Change of SubjectAt Dictionary.com we find the word "Canuck" in reference to Canadians is deemed "sometimes offensive" (Random House); "often derogatory" (Online Etymology Dictionary) and "often offensive" ( American Heritage Dictionary). So what gives with the hockey-...
Change of SubjectMy colleague Dan Hinkel's story, "Lawyer: Free speech applies to T-shirts, too," says: A lawyer for a 20-year-old Round Lake Park woman argues that protection should be afforded his client, who offended a Lake County judge by walking into court......
Staff reporterHot weather means its time to squeeze into that swimsuit. But this summer, it's not your belly or your thighs you need to worry about. It's your ''cankles.'' That's what happens when your calves get so big you can't tell the difference between them and...
With the Cubs and Sox in the playoffs, Chicago is trying to curb booze-fueled idiocy around the ballparks by asking nearby bar owners to suspend alcohol sales in the eighth and ninth innings of any possible series-clinching home game. Here are 10 takes on...
Tribune staff reporterAs if the Obama administration didn't have enough trouble, First Lady Michelle Obama was criticized over the ticket sign-up system for the White House's Easter Egg Roll. In these scrambled times, let's examine some incredible but true egg facts: 1....
Tags: Barack Obama, White House, Paul McCartney, Eggs, Michelle Obama
Tribune staff reporterDon't be depressed by today's scary economic numbers. Sure, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a frightening fraction of its former self. But math is proving useful in another way. Last month, Google offered a feature to its gmail customers to prevent e-...
Tags: Football, Dining and Drinking, Music, Lawrence Welk, Babe Ruth
Sentinel Staff WriterWhen the Rev. Bernard Smith started offering HIV screenings on church premises, the stigma of the disease followed him to his pulpit. "People would call you the AIDS preacher," the Largo pastor said. "But I wasn't interested, and listened to a higher...
Tags: Minority Groups, Polk County, Family, Anglicanism, Entertainment
MetromixWhile Public Enemy, the wizened gangsta grandpa of the hip-hop world, puts their icon status to the test with a new tour, its most extravagant member, Flavor Flav, pauses a moment from his hyper reality to lay down some truths. "Our crowds still mix it...
Tags: Bushwick, Entertainment, Eyewear, Television, Slick Rick
South Florida Sun-SentinelI enjoy The Closer very much, but I have a problem understanding Kyra Sedgwick. Does she have an accent of some sort? Everyone else is intelligible. Or am I the problem? -- V.G., e-mail I wouldn't say you're the problem but you are the first to raise...
The Swampby Frank James On his "Change of Subject" blog, Eric Zorn suggests Illinoisans, and presumably Americans beyond the Land of Lincoln, stop snickering at good-government activists as "goo-goos, a put-down meant to suggest that they're idealistic, head-in-...
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