Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. Kory uncovers the roots of “yada yada yada,” a conversational shorthand popularized by Seinfeld—but it can be traced back even before color television.

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