Goldsmiths Design Blog

MA student assembling biography of the word “slag”

If you’re looking for an entertaining read today, we may have an adequate suggestion: MA in Design Education student Lili Golmohammadi is exploring the origins of the word “slag” (mostly known today as a very British insult), as part of her research into the materiality of language. Lili’s website “Slagipedia” includes definitions, uses of the word in advertising and pop culture and even an opera song about it!

(And if you want to know more about Lili, you can re-read our interview with her).