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Hey dude!

The word ‘dude’ often conjures up images of surfers and Californian drop-outs, but it’s becoming increasingly well-used by English speakers all over the world. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, its origins are in African American Vernacular English (AAVE), the dialect spoken by African Americans throughout the United States: dude 1883, “fastidious man,” New York(…)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had a delicious food-and-family-filled day yesterday and are ready to grab some bargains (or recover) today. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday – but why? It’s traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season, so why not Red Friday? Red is a much happier and(…)