Oyez, oyez! All rise for another newsletter from "A Way with Words"!

We took another listen to an episode concerning "orient" vs. "orientate," "sockdologizing," and "my dogs are barking." Hear it again:

http://waywordradio.org/riddled-through-with-riddles/

Martha also has whipped up another online-only minicast, this one about "joe floggers" and "so don't I." Give it a listen:

http://waywordradio.org/love-joe-floggers-so-dont-i/

Just a quick note that our web site has been flaky over the last 24 hours. We're sorry about that! If you can't get in, try again in a few minutes. Our hosting provider has shown itself to be incompetent and prone to failure, so we'll be moving to a new provider as soon as possible. Email and podcasts have been unaffected and are operating normally.

The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is less than a month away! Neil Conan will be returning this year to do the play-by-play with Merle Reagle and Tetsuya Miyamoto, inventor of the number puzzle "KenKen," will be handing out awards. Sign up to solve with the best:

http://www.crosswordtournament.com/

Find out more about KenKen:

http://www.kenken.com/

Billy Baker writes in the Boston Globe about "salted," a Boston-area slang word that basically means, "owned!" or "burned!"

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/02/01/salted/

"Reset," meaning "start over," is the buzzword du jour in politics and business.

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/28/news/reset_buzzword.fortune/

Best wishes,

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

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