'Selfie' is topping some word of the year lists. Its rise to fame has been so rapid that it doesn't exist in most other languages. Speakers of those languages just use the English word, and they don't have much choice about it if they want to be part of the conversation on social media.
We all make mistakes, but calling Birmingham, England, a "Muslim city" is a mistake one Fox News commentator won't soon forget. He's been lampooned on social media by hundreds of thousands of people using the hashtag #foxnewsfacts.
The atmosphere around Scotland's independence vote was electric, and BBC radio host and Scottish native Rhod Sharp says he could feel it all the way from New England, where he watched the referendum and its historic aftermath unfold.
Matthew Barzun is a kind of ambassador of rock as well, bringing indie bands, his turntable and his rapidly swelling record collection to parties he hosts. The events mix diplomatic affairs and the best of Belle and Sebastian, the National or Dire Straits.
The US government has been slow to respond to the health threat posed by the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. But consumer concern about antibiotic resistance is growing, and that's leading some US companies to start changing their ways.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says "the threat is growing" from groups like ISIS and the British subjects they've attracted to the fight in the Middle East. That's why the British government raised its terror alert level on Friday, but few other details are coming out about the threat.
For the first time in more than a century a British town is getting a royal title. So for our Geo Quiz, we'd like you to name it. The name change was approved by the Queen in appreciation for what's become a tradition in the town.