The dude map: How Americans refer to their bros “It seems safe to report that dude has supplanted totally as the word most often uttered by American youth,” claimed Richard Hill in his 1994 paper on the history of the word “dude.” That might be true, but as it turns out, “dude” is more popular in some parts of the United States than others. In other areas of the country, people say “pal,” “buddy,” and other colloquial vocatives—nouns that usually refer to a person. The map above shows the geographical concentration of a few such words. If you click the buttons, you’ll notice that “dude” is the most widespread.
Coloring Book For Grown-Ups That Mocks Adult Life (II) POYKPAC's Coloring for Grown-Ups is back in the headlines after new images were leaked online. These images from the darkly-humorous coloring book poke fun at issues like contraception, sex, and depression. We previously covered the book here. 1970s Men’s Fashion Ads You Won’t Be Able To Unsee The 1970s must have taken place on a different planet. These photos of men’s fashions from that decade leave us drowning in astounding mustard knits, garish patterns, high waists, way-too-skimpy briefs, and other fashion faux pas that defy description 40 years later. As synthetics fell in price, casual menswear was suddenly available to many young men looking to cut loose.
This Woman Re-Creating Celebrity Instagrams Is the Hero We Need If we're being completely honest with ourselves, we've all tried to look as hot as any given celeb does in their Instagram posts. Like, I know I have. But — alarmingly enough — it never seems to work! Insane! Celebs are just somehow always hotter! Rude.
What's Going On with the Way Canadians Say ‘About'? The classic purveyors of Canadian accents in the U.S.—from sketch comedy troupe SCTV. (Photo: YouTube) Considering the geographical, cultural, and economic closeness of our two countries, it’s almost perverse that Americans take so much pride in their ignorance about all things Canada. Remembering Brutalism: the MySpace Literary Movement that Everyone Hated The Brutalists didn't burn actual books, it's a metaphor. Photo via Flickr user LearningLark. This article originally appeared on VICE UK For a few heady months in 2006, it felt like MySpace was going to change the world. Well, in literature at least.
Anne of Green Gables: The most popular redhead in Japan Image copyright Terry Dawes With two red braids hanging from her straw hat, Anne of Green Gables may just be the most recognisable ginger-haired girl in the world. But in Japan, the orphan from Prince Edward Island is more than just a quaint Canadian import - she's a national heroine. As he approached the farmhouse with the forest green shutters and opened the old-fashioned wooden door, Terry Dawes readied himself for what he was about to see inside. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province, Mr Dawes had visited the famous "Green Gables" historic site many times throughout his life. 'I made art': Pineapple prank mistaken for real gallery installation If visual art is all about context, then two student pranksters can now claim their "Pineapple on a Pedestal" is the hottest new installation at their university gallery. Ruairi Gray and his friend Lloyd Jack have confessed to pranking curators at the Robert Gordon University art gallery, by leaving a pineapple on a vacant display case in a room dedicated to visual art. Staff at the gallery in Aberdeen, Scotland, apparently mistook the pineapple for an installation and placed it under glass, making it part of the exhibit. Jack says he and Gray pulled the prank on Apr. 28, and returned on May 1 to find the pineapple enshrined in a display case.