: I forget which Web 3.0 was “the metaverse” but: lol, lmao

: The Oakland Wye implies the existence of the Oakland Ex and the Oakland Zee

: Currently reading: More, Please by Emma Specter 📚

: The LLM people get so mad when you (accurately) call it “next-word prediction”

: Do polling place stickers in the UK say “I’ve Voted”?

: Please stop saying “USians” on here thank you

: Whoever does indigo’s PR deserves a raise: a color nobody thinks about ever yet we all just accept …

: Everyone who credits Riverdale or Bridgerton with bringing colorblind casting into the public …

: Still think “it’s not about you” is the sickest burn you could possibly give someone when required

: Slack’s desktop app will really be like “there are 7 new messages. the channel can be …

: If your anti-something-ism amounts to nothing more than hatred toward something-ists, you might just …

: You just know those encampment people for whatever reason think the plural of “Zionist” is spelled …

: I’m bringing it back: Drumpf.

: Please stop, you are not on a first name basis with Kenji Lopez-Alt. (His first name is James.)

: Who called it tax fraud and not ESOP’s fables?

: “Easter egg” outside of the U.S. suddenly referring to an egg made out of chocolate and not an …

: Who called it aerosolized virus and not SARin’ gas

: I can’t explain it but Google Meet has March 2020 energy

: Nobody: The New Yorker: suède

: Mondoweiss #TerribleNames

: I’m not a Proxyman, I’m a proxy, man.

: Remember antifa?

: Want to read: No Judgement by Lauren Oyler 📚

: As long as they insist on spelling “Aussie” with a double S like that I’m gonna pronounce it with an …

: Amanda Gorman is the last example I can remember of someone having a literal 15 minutes of fame

: what did y’all think “land back” meant? tepees? wigwams? hogans? losers. …

: Want to read: The Riddles of the Sphinx by Anna Shechtman 📚

: It’s a shame that “Genocide Joe” just so happens to be alliterative, since the inevitable “Genocide …

: It’s wild that “Western” is a whole ass genre of movie and not like…one period piece from 1949 that …

: It’s not lost on me that liberals are the sole political cohort completely unfazed by Biden’s age in …

: “My name is Asher Lev” ok and…???

: Remember AI videos?

: BABAYAGA seems like the ideal NYT Crossword entry. And yet

: [Insufferable Bo Burnham voice] 🎶 How is the best case scenario Joe Biden 🎶 Well he won an …

: I think some more accurate Zoom copy would be like 🔇 𝗬𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱. Imagine how embarrassing it would …

: Currently reading: Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg 📚

: Pomelos are making some pretty big assumptions that I care enough to remove both the outer peel and …

: It’s so funny that Ed Snowden became a Bitcoin guy lol

: Cannot think of a funnier monkey’s paw than people wishing for non-WebKit browsers on iOS and Apple …

: When you say, “Don’t love a thing that doesn’t love you back” what you’re really saying is, “Don’t …

: It’s a cold and very broken “Bazinga”

: Were cars at that time just generally not fast and this guy happened to have one that was? What’s …

: You can’t even read the newspaper for free anymore. Because of Enshittification

: So did we ever figure out why Ludacris says it like “Ursher” in that song

: “Illiberalism” isn’t a thing. You made that up

: You don’t hear too much about the “professional managerial class” anymore

: Am I the only one who just has no interest in Arc or the Browser Company? The Web sucks; when I need …

: An alternate universe identical to ours except Taylor Swift sings all her songs in the Southern …

: Who called it parental leave and not pregnant pause

: JoJo Siwa is short for Joelle Joanie Sign in with Apple

: “Himalayan pink” is probably my favorite culinary hapax legomenon (it can only apply to salt and …

: Want to read: Come and Get It by Kiley Reid 📚

: The one orange peel theory I can get behind is that they should be as easy to peel as dekopons

: Remember “Web 3.0” lmao

: I think enough time has passed that we can all agree that Bottoms was…not good

: Your regular reminder that user avatars are still supposed to be round rects

: It’s absolutely deranged that every social network (and now some apps) has its own entirely …

: “Fruit Stripe” sounds like a gum ChatGPT would invent

: Want to read: Not the End of the World by Hannah Ritchie 📚

: Extremely weird to think that Mayim Bialik ever hosted Jeopardy! The Liz Truss of game show hosts

: Every time I mount a DMG to install a new Mac app feels like chasing the high that would give me in …

: Ok but if we’re talking about the ratio of his age to hers it should have been called April December

: Might switch to using Bazaar for version control in 2024

: “Is your heart half full or half empty?” —Philosophical millennial Instagram caption

: “I’m prepared to suffer the consequences” —Guy who will absolutely not suffer any consequences

: Bad news. The Try Guys are now down to just one Guy

: Want to read: Probably Overthinking It by Allen B. Downey 📚

: Bobs’ Red Mill and Big Boy

: Did we ever figure out why it’s pronounced like “Ta-Nehasi Coates”?

: Does anyone know if Anthony Bourdain had anything to say about Henry Kissinger? Anyone at all?

: Oh, For Fuck’s Sake Superstar #IntensifyAMusical

: Want to read: Determined by Robert M. Sapolsky 📚

: Want to read: Breaking Twitter by Ben Mezrich 📚

: Hey its Godot. I’m not gonna make it tonite sry 😕

: Want to read: The Two-Parent Privilege by Melissa S. Kearney 📚

: As soon as I saw the Bored Apes I just knew someone was going to go to prison over this

: RIP George Orwell you would have loved the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

: Northeasterners have their own version of Midwesterners saying “bagel” the way they say “haggle,” …

: Currently reading: Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis 📚

: I’m gonna need everyone to stop coming across as “basic” when using or talking about ChatGPT

: Has there ever been a worse “clarification” than “free as in speech, not free as in beer”?

: Italian-American dishes love being “alla Norma”

: TIL sludge, slush, and slosh are just related onomatopoeias

: It’s super weird that when 9/11 happened we couldn’t text our parents about it and instead one of …

: Did they ever figure out if tech will save us or if tech won’t save us?

: “ChatGBT” is the new “labtop”

: Rails is omakase

: Seeing what Oppenheimer actually looked like in real life for the first time THIS is the guy that …

: Jai alai……not so much anymore

: The Last Mukbang

: The first time someone in the UK used the “Are you OK?” line on me I checked to see if I was …

: “System under test” is a term that only a QA engineer could have come up with. So dramatic. It’s …

: Biscoff is short for biscuit with coffee

: Cryptocurrency ended up not really being a thing

: Gen X loves making up words like “enshittification” and expecting everyone to go along with it

: Is there a word besides British English “toilet” that also refers to the things inside it? Maybe …

: The best part of Downton Abbey is when they’re like, “There’s this new men’s fashion sweeping …

: The way non-Jews pronounce “Israel” (with three syllables somehow) is absolutely deranged. Do you …

: Get outta here with “pre-boarding” a flight…we’re about to do the exact same thing in like ten …

: Brigham and Women’s Hospital? In this economy?

: “On the phone” and “on their phone” have two entirely different meanings

: In 2014 you couldn’t spend 10 minutes online without seeing a thinkpiece called “SF I love you but …

: Calling Barack Obama a “war criminal” is like the most hack zero-information college dorm room …

: Remember when people thought COVID would permanently kill off, like, buffets and handshakes

: It will never stop being funny to me that there are millions of people online convinced they are …

: Who called it Chick-Fil-A and not Xtian Famous Foods

: I never got the whole “airline seats are so uncomfortable now” meme. It’s…a seat? Do you …

: [looking at grocery list] OK, waters cress and melon, got it

: I’ll go on the record that “people pleasing” is the “gaslighting” of 2023 onward in terms of …

: My all-time favorite negative polarity item has got to be “spring chicken”

: Whenever I see a British person say something like “Having a cheeky beer at the pub x” I translate …

: It’s so weird that we ever called it “coronavirus”

: British infomercials from the 1960s were like “Act now! Just £5/19/11¾!”

: Matthew Yglesias: Getting intellectually invested in public housing solves the very niche problem …

: Life pro tip: you signed yourself up for that email list and you can take yourself off.

: All the FRP people had to say back in 2012 was “hot signals are like TV channels, cold signals are …

: If the neighborhood were in England it would be called DuMBO

: Your regular reminder that “eating the rich” is not like, a cool edgy way to talk about killing …

: Are Goobers the only candy that use a Bantu loanword as their name?

: Never understand why elementary school geography textbooks would show D.C. as a circle when it’s …

: Square kiosks are nature’s way of telling you that if you’re using a Square kiosk you really have no …

: “Just cause” is my favorite contronym.

: They can’t ever make small steamer trunks without lids because “steamer basket” is already taken

: Ice cream trucks are the only food trucks that are allowed to a) drive around and b) play a little …

: Singer-songwriters love going on tour for their new album and playing the songs from it in the most …

: I’ve been crossposting everything to Peach and Ello (and now here) this whole time…anyone else?

: Finally looking up what “craic” means like two months after watching God’s Creatures

: Billy Penn: New bike lanes slated for Market Street in Old City will be Philly’s first with a …

: Does Australian English have the merely–mealy merger?

: There’s this weird tic in the current online discourse where every journalistic profile of a …

: Oh you’re from California? Name everything every chemical is known to the State of California to …

: Today’s non-constituent title

: Tfw you realize you haven’t checked Wikipedia’s list of unusual deaths in months and there’s bound …

: You can just get a bag of dekopons at the store now for like $4. What a time to be alive.

: Taylor Jones: Why are there so many spellings of Chanukah, and which one is right?

: Oliver Johnson on Long COVID and Russian Roulette: I think some people have maybe got the wrong …

: What’s the longest animal name you can play H-O-R-S-E with? Adam Aaronson: There’s nothing special about horses. You could just as easily play Z-E-B-R-A or …