Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


ICYMI: Words With Friends Adds 'Smize', 'Hangry', 50,000 Other Made-Up Words

(Photo by Sterling Davis via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.
  • Follow LAist on Twitter, on Instagram, and like us on Facebook. And to get the top stories mailed to you, sign up here.
  • You probably can't play "smize" or "hangry" in Scrabble. But you can (now) in Words With Friends.
  • Getty Images has some great pictures of celebrities taking the subway and making us normies feel like ogres.
  • It looks like kids are in less of a hurry to become adults. One report says that today’s teenagers are less likely to engage in adult activities like having sex and drinking alcohol (and drive and date and hold after-school jobs). Apparently Snapchat is all you need (this is from us, not the study).
  • Rolling Stone will be sold. The Village Voice ceased publication. Here's an overview of the big (and largely depressing) media developments so far in 2017.
  • Wanna hear Howard Stern read Marilyn Manson's text exchange with Justin Bieber? Sure. Sure you do.
  • A slideshow of the most epic libraries in the world. Hey, where's the video section?
  • Here's what it's like to work at Pizza Hut (in 1988):