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Aliquot

A chemistry professor in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, says a word that she uses in the lab is also handy in everyday life. To aliquot something means “to divide into equal portions.” In piano construction, aliquot scaling involves adding...

Empty Wagons Make the Most Noise

Marjorie in Huntsville, Alabama, wonders about the saying Empty wagons make the most noise suggesting that the people who talk the most about a subject aren’t necessarily the most knowledgeable. This notion goes all the way back to ancient...

dildocam

dildocam  n.— «They do the crazy baby math while Doc is prepping the ultrasound wand (I once heard someone refer to it as a “dildocam”).» —“The rest of the ultrasound story” by Chris Not the...