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  1. semantics
    Nigella Lawson’s Pronunciation of ‘Microwave’ Is Bloody BizarreMee-cro … what?
  2. definitions
    What Does ‘Revenant’ Even Mean, Anyway?It’s French for “harrowing on-set experience.” (Just kidding.)
  3. it stinks
    Critics Poll: What Was the Worst Movie of 2012?The worst of the worst, as collected from the nation’s reviewers.
  4. words
    Lee Daniels Wanted Nicole Kidman to Use the N-Word for The Paperboy“I have a son who’s African American and I just didn’t feel it was right.”
  5. words
    Parents Television Council Thinks ‘Boobs’ Is ProfaneAlso ‘suck’ and ‘screw.’
  6. words
    Breaking Down Eminem’s Recovery Lyrics“Now you get to watch her leave out the window / Guess that’s why they call it window pane.”
  7. books
    Read a List of Every Word David Foster Wallace Circled in His DictionaryWith hyperlinked definitions.