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A recent college graduate from Portland, Oregon, calls to ask about a term popular on her campus. She and her classmates use sketchy to mean “creepy, shady, possibly dangerous,” as in “a sketchy part of town” or “that sketchy guy over there.” Grant and Martha discuss this term and how it lends itself to such variations as Sketchyville and Sketchy McSketcherson. This is part of a complete episode.

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