The Oxford English Dictionary rarely makes news, but it's added slew of new words and phrases is just too ridic to not write about here. As we perused the list of chosen words, we noticed that some of the additions were tech-based, while others were nothing more than slang gone way too far.
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Viewers of last week's 49ers-Seahawks game may have heard something a bit jarring -- not as jarring as what happened to poor Delanie Walker, but jarring nevertheless. Describing the teams' eclectic playcalling, the game's announcer repeatedly used the term "trickeration." Evidently "trickeration" ... More >>
Philip HarperWhere: Ozumo 161 Steuart at Howard (Monday); La Mar Cebicheria Pier 1 1/2 at Embarcadero (Tuesday)When: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday; 6-8 p.m. TuesdayHow much: $40 Monday; $40 advance, $45 at the door TuesdayIn the tiny world of English speakers who love sake, Philip Harper is a superstar. N ... More >>
Kirsty EvansYoshiki behind the piano. Shortly after X Japan's historic show at the Fox Theater last Tuesday, we got the chance to sit down with drummer, pianist, and band leader Yoshiki as he relaxed in his dressing room. A genuinely charming man, Yoshiki was friendly and remarkably frank about h ... More >>
Is it ironic that the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" has, itself, become so over-repeated that its moral of how over-repeating dubious claims leads to inactivity in the face of real problems has been lost? ("Ironic" is a difficult term to define. Please weigh in). So, here in San Francisco -- where ... More >>