According to my dictionary, palliasse means “a thin straw mattress used as a pallet.”
According to Wikipedia: “Puisne […] is a legal term of art used mainly in British English meaning ‘inferior in rank.’ It is pronounced like the word puny.”
On the origins of the “if you love something, set it free” quotation. (Published in 2012.)
According to Wikipedia: A hypocorism […] is a diminutive form of a name. Hypocorisms include pet names or calling names[…] The article also includes lists of dozens of hypocorisms from many languages.
“Why [the Spanish pronoun] 'Usted' Is Sometimes Abbreviated 'Vd.'” (Originally published in 2006.)
There should probably be a word for the diminishing marginal utility of following further feeds on the same topics.
I was amused by this 2006 thread in a dating forum, asking about the meaning of the phrase NSA Relationship in a dating profile. Consensus seemed to be that the term really meant “No Strings Attached,” but respondents suggested a variety of other acronym expansions, such as: “A relationship with someone in the National Security […]
From 2013, an article about some people’s aversion to words like moist. More or less NSFW.
An embeddable way to annoy visitors to your site: CRAPCHA. CRAPCHA is an acronym for Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement. It is a parody of the annoying CAPTCHA codes that try to verify that you are not a bot. […] CRAPCHA takes this to the next level, with characters that are […]
Article from 2012 about Sweden’s new gender-neutral pronoun.