The word julep, from Persian terms meaning “rose water,” usually refers to a mint-and-bourbon alcoholic beverage with a kick as strong as a Kentucky Derby winner. But one family from North Carolina has a sauce they call julep: a half-empty bottle of ketchup mixed with apple cider vinegar. We’ve never heard of such a thing — have you? This is part of a complete episode.
- Sweet Dreams 04/08/2017: In deafening workplaces, like sawmills and factories, workers develop their own elaborate sign language to discuss everything from how their weekend went to when the... [more]
- Gone to Seed 04/03/2017: This week on A Way with Words: Restaurant jargon, military slang, and modern Greek turns of phrase. • Some restaurants now advertise that they sell... [more]
- Pretend to be a Duck, in Greek 04/03/2017: If someone feigns ignorance, a Greek might describe him with an expression that translates as "he pretends to be a duck." This is part of... [more]
- Mare in Nightmare 04/03/2017: Unless you're having a bad dream about equine creatures, a nightmare doesn't have anything to do with horses. The mare in nightmare comes from an... [more]
- It Doesn't Exist, a Greek Phrase 04/03/2017: In modern Greek, if you want to say something is "fantastic," "out of this world," or otherwise "terrific," you can say den iparchei!, which literally... [more]