Angela Tung

Writes about: Words

Angela Tung is a writer in New York. Her work has appeared in The Week, Quartz, SalonThe Bellingham Review, The Frisky, and elsewhere. She also blogs about words and language at Wordnik. In her spare time, she watches entirely too much TV.

Language
18 Spooky Halloween Sayings From Around the U.S.
Animals
25 Dramatic Dragonfly Nicknames From Around the U.S.
Language
16 Buggy Ways to Say 'Mosquito'
Words
21 Pulpy Pieces of Lumberjack Lingo
Language
17 Scrumptious Ice Cream Idioms from All Over the U.S.
Language
13 Regional Insults to Offend People Across the U.S.
Language
12 Different Ways to Say 'Doughnut' Across the U.S.
Words
13 Poke-Easy Regional Idioms to Describe Lazy People
Words
11 Imaginative Regional Idioms to Describe Heavy Rain
Words
14 Mind-Twisting Terms from 'The Matrix'
Words
9 Common Words That Come From Railroad Lingo
Words
10 Sweet Slang Terms from ‘Sixteen Candles’
Words
15 Corker Cricket Terms, Deciphered
Language
20 Fierce Dothraki Terms to Know for 'Game of Thrones'
Words
15 Fast-Talking Auctioneering Terms
Words
15 Brewtastic Ways to Say 'Beer'
Pizza
12 Delicious Pieces of Regional Pizza Slang
Words
17 Secret Slang Terms Your Doctor Might Be Using
List
11 Playful Pieces of Pinball Slang
Words
8 Slang Terms from 'The Breakfast Club,' Decoded
Words
8 (More) Common Words You Might Not Know Are Irish
Words
11 Pieces of Piercing Bagpiping Slang
List
The Hidden Meanings Behind 11 Prison Tattoos
Words
6 Significant 'The Silence of the Lambs' Names to Sink Your Teeth Into
Words
11 Swindling Slang Terms from 'The Grifters'
List
16 (Not-So-Scary) Clowning Terms, Unmasked
TV
The Origins of 9 Gab-Worthy 'Gilmore Girls' Terms
Words
7 Fake Words That Ended Up in the Dictionary
Comics
10 Cosplay Terms to Know Before You Head to Comic Con
TV
11 Perfectamundo Phrases from 'Happy Days'
Words
10 Gangster Pieces of Mob Lingo
Words
11 Wonderful Words from 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'
Words
The 10 Baddest Names in Motorcycle Gang History
Movies
10 Cheertastic Terms from 'Bring It On'
Words
15 of the Coolest Clique Names in Pop Culture
TV
12 Timey-Wimey Terms from 'Doctor Who'
Movies
15 Phat Pieces of 'Clueless' Slang
Words
11 Post-Apocalyptic Words and Phrases from 'Beyond Thunderdome'
Words
12 Time-Bending Words from 'Back to the Future'
TV
The Clone Words: 15 Fascinating Terms from 'Orphan Black'
TV
13 Spectacular Terms from 'Seinfeld'
Words
14 Terrifying Terms to Know for the Return of 'Jaws'
Words
8 Slasher Slang Terms, Dissected
Words
15 Common Phrases that Come from Boxing
Words
The 10 Swingingest 'Austin Powers' Slang Terms
Words
10 Cold War Terms Used in 'The Americans'
List
TV's 10 Best Fake Swear Words
Words
10 Terms from 'Twin Peaks,' Explained
Words
12 'X-Files' Terms and the Truth Behind Them
Words
13 Ways of Saying "Zombie" on ‘The Walking Dead’
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