Odds and Ends

“Rizz” – TikTok slang for “charisma” is the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year. [AxiosPM 12/4/23]

Football is, by far, the most popular thing on TV. Last year, according to Nielsen, 83 of the 100 most viewed telecasts were N.F.L, games, including 19 of the top 20. [NYT 12/3/23]

The average price of a 12-ounce can of Diet Coke in a package of 12 was 34 cents in 2018, a figure that rose to 56 cents per can in October 2023, a 65% increase. The price of a Diet Coke at a restaurant hopped up from $2.05 to $2.77.

This trend includes non-diet options. [Numlock News 11/30/23]

It now requires $119.27 to buy the same goods and services a family could afford with $100 before the pandemic. [WP 11/29/23]