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Badgering Buffalos, Buffaloing Badgers, and Starting a Papaya War

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 8, 2010
When it comes to grammar, linguistics, and the peculiarities of the English language, we at Sparknotes are not afraid to admit the truth: We are enormous nerds. Anagrams delight us, homophones get us all hot and bothered, and when we're having a particularly geeky day, ... More  →
Badgering Buffalos, Buffaloing Badgers, and Starting a Papaya War

Sex Education: Now With Cartoons!

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 5, 2010
Because nothing is more interesting to the media than sexy, sexy sex among nubile and hormone-ridden teenagers, today's papers are abuzz with reports about a new study on the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education. A new study showed that focus groups of sixth and seventh ... More  →
Sex Education: Now With Cartoons!

Auntie SparkNotes: Claiming Your Crush

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 5, 2010
Here in Auntieville, I spend a lot of time feeling guilty about my inability to answer more than one letter at once. So when two closely related letters showed up within just a day of each other, that was pretty exciting—it's a two-fer! And if ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Claiming Your Crush

Auntie SparkNotes: At Least You Don't Have a Second, Evil Head!

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 4, 2010
Hey there Auntie, I recently started reading your advice, and I figured you would be a good person to open up to. I'm a 16 year old guy, and all I want is a good relationship with someone I really like (Doesn't everyone?). However, that seems ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: At Least You Don't Have a Second, Evil Head!

Auntie SparkNotes: Bad Touch

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 3, 2010
Hi Auntie Sparknotes, I was wondering, where's the line between friendship and love? I have a new friend who's a guy and I shared an armchair with him. I'm not thinking about dating him or anything, so should I be leaving more of a physical distance ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Bad Touch

The Four Types of Foreign Language Teachers

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 1, 2010
Whether you're learning to say "bonjour," perfecting your Spanish r rolls, or spitting on classmates in an attempt to properly inflect your German, foreign languages are an integral part of the high school experience. But when it comes to those who teach them, not all ... More  →
The Four Types of Foreign Language Teachers

Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, In a few hopefully short months I will be going away to that beautiful place they call college.  I am over-the-moon excited to go.  My best friend and my boyfriend are both going with me along with a few other friends. The campus is ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

Movies You Might Have Missed: La, La, Laaaaa

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Before you were potty trained—or even born—Hollywood made some good movies. Movies You Might Have Missed is a recurring feature in which your SparkNotes editors recommend a few watchable films from the 1990s or before. Movie musicals, in theory, are some of the wackiest films you'll ... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: La, La, Laaaaa

Pants on the Ground...In Space

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Unless you live under a rock (and even then, it would have to be a really, really big rock) you've heard about Pants on the Ground, the original song by 62 year-old American Idol hopeful Larry Platt, which quickly became January's biggest viral video hit. ... More  →
Pants on the Ground...In Space

Gross Plastic Underpants (and Other Things You Can't Wear If You Want to Hang Out With Us)

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
If you're staying current on internet ephemera this week, you've probably seen this terrifying viral sensation already—a scan of the exhaustive seven-page-long mandatory dress code for girls rushing at Cornell's Pi Phi sorority. In addition to leaving the entire internet in head-shaking disbelief, this document ... More  →
Gross Plastic Underpants (and Other Things You Can't Wear If You Want to Hang Out With Us)