Censorship Slang

Algorithmic technology’s targeted constraints on written expression have created a new language: censorship slang or censorspeak.

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The High-Five Will Die With Gen Z

Gen Z is chock-full of gestures. From helicopter hands to “ice in my veins,” the next generation has created quite the catalog of recognizable moves. Teens and young adults have also loudly rejected what’s decidedly out of trend and laid to rest social norms that no longer serve them. One common gesture may be next.…

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What Is Cheugy? The Once-Unnamed Style Explained

That’s so cheugy. #Cheugy has over half a million views on TikTok. But what does it mean? The up and coming phrase describes your hometown frenemy, extended family members or maybe even you, depending on what you’re into. According to Urban Dictionary, “cheugy” is defined as the opposite of trendy. The phrase can be applied…

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How Do Influencers Use Their Voice, Anyway?

40-year-old Brandon Bernard was executed on December 10 at a Federal Correctional Center in Indiana for a crime he committed in 1999. Bernard, a Black male, was sentenced to death for his gang involvement related to a double-murder in Texas when he was 18 years old. Because of his incarceration, the father of two died…

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