Last Call: Funny words, the black vegan movement, Chopin's finest work

Is porridge funnier than oatmeal? That’s the question posed (and answered) in this Aeon article penned by two psycholinguistics professors. As writers, we here at The Takeout spend more time than you’d imagine nitpicking our word choices, especially in headlines. We want to use words in ways that surprise, delight,…

Wendy's Giant Junior Bacon Cheeseburger was fast food's greatest burger and now you can't get it

Why is fast food a pejorative? It carries the perception of mediocrity, as food for people of a lower social standing, and I’ve always found that unfair and classist. Truth is, that a restaurant could expeditiously serve a fried chicken with the consistency and quality of Popeye’s—even if it’s been sitting under a…

Put Breakfast on Autopilot With This Best-Selling Dash Egg Cooker, Now Only $18

Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $18. Today’s price on the white Dash egg cooker is a few bucks less than usual and the best price we’ve seen since February.