Posted on 07/10/2015 at 12:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Our lineup of fun links this Friday examines the building blocks of books, rather than the books themselves.

The Guardian looks at five words whose meanings have been redefined in the digital age.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” explains why something we don’t understand — such as, say, a country’s debt crisis — is Greek to us. (Bonus: They “translate” the phrase into other languages ... like Greek.)

The regional slang words that Thrillist rounded up are likely Greek to you if you're not from any of these areas of the U.S.

John Krone takes a scientific look at ideal lengths for sentences and paragraphs. 

An oldie but goodie on Huffington Post is a list of words/phrases that used to be considered offensive, but would now probably get you laughed at if they burst from your mouth when you stubbed your toe.

Also in the vein of older posts about old-fashioned words — in case you missed it, the Oxford English Dictionary last month declared that “twerking” has been a word since 1820.

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