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Comprised Of

An Indiana woman shudders every time anyone uses the expression comprised of. She wants to know if she’s right that it’s bad grammar, and more important, is she right to be a stickler about it? This is part of a complete episode.

Hypermiling

Martha and Grant discuss some other Word of the Year candidates, including hockey mom and hypermiling. This is part of a complete episode.

Jive Turkeys

In 2008, is using the term jive turkey politically incorrect, or just a little dorky-sounding? A Las Vegas schoolteacher jokingly used it with her students, then had second thoughts. Grant sets her mind at ease. This is part of a complete episode.

Devil’s Beating his Wife

It’s raining, it’s pouring, but the sun is still shining. Quick—what do you call that? Some folks refer to it a sunshower, and others call it a monkey’s wedding. But a woman says her Southern-born mother used a much more unnerving...