Love this Slate article about the origins of the term FAIL which made its way from gamer slang into the political arena.
After the word kept cropping up in political commentary, tv segments and news articles, the writer asks
What’s with all the failing lately? Why fail instead of failure? Why FAIL instead of fail? And why, for that matter, does it have to be “epic”?
Thus follows a great piece of writing that melds popular culture, linguistics and politics.
[Link: Slate article “Epic Win“]