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  • The Sheepshead layup is NOT a “tunnel,” it’s an outdoor layup where trains are laid up in between rush hours.


  • I never said “PAN 144.” There was no such Writer. What I said was TAN 144.


Further reading

Mystery Date (episode #1577)

A librarian opens a book and finds a mysterious invitation scribbled on the back of a business card. Another discovers a child’s letter to the...

Pull The Other One With Bells On

In English, if you doubt what someone is telling you, you can say so with such idioms as Stop pulling my leg or Pull the other one — it has bells on...

Pour Over vs. Pore Over

Do you pour over a document or pore over a document? Although it’s tempting to assume that the phrase alludes to pouring one’s attention...

Frivol and Frivolous

The Latin word frivolous means “silly,” “empty,” or “trifling,” and is the source of the English adjective...

Go Sit on a Tack!

Tricia in Chesapeake, Virginia, says if her father was annoyed with her mother, he used to jokingly tell her: Go sit on a tack! It’s another...