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Cushty - Lillian Xie

defining “cushty”

beans on toast & being british

The other day someone messaged me asking what “cushty” meant. I’d finished a sentence with the phrase “so that’s all cushty,” which means roughly the same thing as “oh bonza” or “fabby dabby,” which are fun ways of saying “good” while also reminding people that I’m British lest they expect me to develop some sort…

Trust Me - Linda Liu

“omakase”

a friendship in conversation

        In Japanese, “omakase” means that a sushi chef has taken full responsibility for their diner’s experience of a meal. They have chosen the highest quality fish, the most seasonal ingredients, the type of dishes they will serve, and the order in which they will serve them. For diners, “omakase” means that…

candygrams - Molly Young

candygrams!

post- modern love

You will bald prematurely.  – RattyDaddy “A Brief Query for God” Dear God, Why do bad things Happen to good people? Why do good things Happen to bad people? And if nothing ever happens to me, What the hell is that supposed to mean? – James Feinberg I laughed my first time. And second. And…

Grit Culture - Molly Young

grit and bear it

knowing when to grit and when to quit

At the brink of midnight and a mid-semester breakdown, four lecture-captures into studying for my second physiology exam, a Facebook notification disturbs my academic focus. I minimize the Canvas tab and check my feed. Everyone at Brown apparently has had the same idea, and the page fills with posts and photos from peers venting about…

Wickenden Coffee Shops

browntown beans & brews

roasting the wickenden coffee shops

Sprightly Brown campus tour guides love to spew one particular fact when trying to convince prospective students that Providence, Rhode Island, is the place to be: Providence, they contend, has the most coffee and donut shops (per capita) of any city in the country. While this “fact” may be more Rhode Island folklore than peer-reviewed…