Here’s Where Your Favorite Slang Words Actually Came From
Love them or hate them, slang words help us express emotions for which no words otherwise exist. But where do these words come from? We went back to the beginning to learn how our latest cultural vernacular was born.
Yes, we know some people truly love their wine, but why they refer to themselves as winos have yet to be determined, until now. One of the first recorded uses of the word came from Jack Black’s (not that Jack Black) 1926 hobo memoir, You Can’t Win. There’s also that “incident” from the ’90s when Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder split after about three years together and he famously altered his Winona Forever tattoo to Wino Forever. Watch out for the vocabulary words that could make you sound old.