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Son of Manliness

From message-board comments posted on the website of Seattle’s Mars Hill megachurch under the name William Wallace II, recently revealed to be the church’s pastor and cofounder Mark Driscoll. Driscoll…

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Racial Profiling

From a list of words used least often by Latino men, relative to other men, in personal profiles on the dating website OkCupid. Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think…

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By Any Other Name

From terms of address in The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, edited by Katherine Bucknell, published last month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Isherwood met Bachardy,…

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Goblet of Jam Madness

The following “street terms” for marijuana can be found on the website of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Airplane Assassin of youth Astroturf Baby Bammy Bo…

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