Origins of OK →
“1839, only survivor of a slang fad in Boston and New York c.1838-9 for abbreviations of common phrases with deliberate, jocular misspellings (cf. K.G. for “no go,” as if spelled “know go”); in this case, “oll korrect.”“ NEAT-O!
I’ll take you to the candy shop. I’ll let you lick the lollipop.– Excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (via historysaidwhat)
‘Hunger Games’ (Finally) Gets Its Cinna: Lenny... →
Excuuuuse me, whaaat?? teachingliteracy: mtv: No one can accuse “Hunger Games” casting director Debra Zane of predictable or boring selections for the upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel. Case in point: Lionsgate announced today via Twitterthat rocker Lenny Kravitz will wear Cinna’s gold eyeliner. Fans of the dystopian thriller know Cinna as Katniss’ (Jennifer...