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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...

Accent Influences

Which of the following three factors has the biggest influence on a person’s accent? Is it your geographic location, your family, or the media? This is part of a complete episode.

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