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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The American Dialect Society recently chose "subprime" as the word of 2007 at a recent meeting in Chicago, the BBC reports. Other cited words included tapafication -- defined by the BBC as "the tendency of restaurants to serve food in many small portions, like tapas" -- and "wrap rage," or "[the] anger brought on by the inability to open a factory-sealed package."

 
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