The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik’s Cube, and bubbles.
Beatbox, buzzkill, chillax, coqui, frenemy, funplex, jockdom, joypad, mixtape, mojito, ponzu, qigong, schmutz, sudoku and yuzu. Geocache was also added, voted into the dictionary by the public during a Facebook contest in May.
Connect Four, Apples To Apples and Sorry! aren’t just for kids. Check out NYC’s best bars with board games the next time you’re feeling competitive.
Pat Farnack had weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.
Aaah, do you smell that? It smells like Monday morning in NYC. Sweet, sweet Monday morning. Personally, Mondays are when my rage and frustration are at their absolute peak.