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Word Up!

What would you serve a plumber who comes over for dinner? How about … leeks? The hosts play a word game called “What Would You Serve?” Also, can you correct someone’s grammar without ruining a new relationship? And is there...

Dictionary of American Proverbs

Grant shares some familiar proverbs that supposedly arose from African-American English. The book he mentions is Dictionary of American Proverbs by Wolfgang Mieder. This is part of a complete episode.

Hit the Pickle Button

Who was that masked man? Was it the Barefoot Bandit, the Mummy Bandit, or perhaps the Botox Bandit? Or maybe it was the Bad-Breath Bandit? The hosts discuss the wacky names that law enforcement officers give to suspects. Also, what’s a pickle...

environmental racism

environmental racism  n.— «There is what is called environmental racism where most of the hazardous waste dumps in the country are located in or near poor Black communities.» —“The Struggle for African American Freedom...

soul bowl

soul bowl  n.— «We all know by now that Lovie Dovie and Tony Dungy are the first African-American coaches in the Superbowl.…Already coined the “soul bowl’ (by CNN, not me), we’re going to hear about what a great day this is for...

SOM

SOM  n.— «African-American gang members, police say, have been robbing and beating Latino residents in the streets, usually as they make their way home from work late at night. “They refer to it as “sock on Mexicans,’”...