Ye Olde English Slang

The Wired/Tired list from the 19th century, plus get to the point with Splicd!

Sarah's Pick of the Week:

What do you think of the online speed reading application Spreeder? Why not join in on the discussion in our forums!

The Gist America is totally obsessed with superheroes, the supernatural and vampires. I mean, seriously. Here's three new upcoming television shows to prove it!

"Lost" creator J.J. Abrams has created a new series called "Fringe" which is a cross between "The X-Files", "Altered States" and "The Twilight Zone". The series premieres on Fox, September 9th.

And for all you vampire lovers out there, a new HBO series called "True Blood" is getting ready to drop. Created by Alan Ball, the brains behind "Six Feet Under", "True Blood" is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris and premieres on HBO September 7th.

And finally, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon has been working on a new series called "Dollhouse" and is scheduled to release on Fox in January 2009.

And in other news, developing an iPhone application could be your ticket to the high life. According to 9to5mac.com, Eliza Block makes $2,000 per day from the little iPhone crossword app she created called "2 Across". Download it from iTunes here.

Sarah's On the Prowl:

Splicd let's you get straight to the point by isolating a particular part of a video to show off to your friends!

Historical Slang with Moujan:

Learn more about 19th century slang! Bully!

  1. A 19th Century Slang Dictionary via RugglesRag.com
  2. Civil War slang from the Texas Brigade
  3. For a good read on British slang pre-1850s, read The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten
  4. And for a modern perspective, go to Urbandictionary.com

Music with Heather: The Faint

Check out new wave/electro band The Faint's latest album Fasciinatiion. My favorite album is Danse Macabre!

More New Music:

Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst

Darker My Love - 2

Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

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