I’m solo today and the topic is the English language, specifically one of its very recent words: stonk. It’s a nice case study of one of the ways in which new words come into the language. First, they’re known by only a few people; then there’s a niche who know about the meme (if it was coined online, as stonk was); and then it starts to gain some acceptability (appears in dictionaries, for example).
Words We’re Watching: The Story Behind “Stonks”: Buying Low and Selling High in the Meme Market
What Meme Man Looks Like