If you’re looking forlorn and at a loss, a German speaker might describe you with a phrase that translates as “ordered but not picked up.” It’s as if you’re a forgotten pizza on a restaurant counter. This is part of a complete episode.
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- Hip Hop Quiz 03/28/2017: Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a fill-in-the-blank puzzle about famous hip-hop rhymes. For example, from Run DMC, there's the verse: "I'm the king of rock... [more]
- What's a Better Name for an Ex? 03/28/2017: A man in Carlsbad, California, contends that the word ex for "a former partner" or "a former spouse" sounds too harsh. Is there a better... [more]
- Another Name for a Dad-centric Baby Shower 03/28/2017: Responding to our discussion about what to call a baby shower for a dad-to-be, one listener suggests the term bro bath. This is part of... [more]
- Spanglish at the Border 03/28/2017: A man who divides his time between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, wonders if linguistic mixtures similar to Spanglish arise at other borders. Spanglish:... [more]