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Immappacy

Another word of the year candidate is immappacy, which is formed by analogy with “innumeracy,” and means the inability to understand maps. This is part of a complete episode.

Male and Female Guys

A woman from Indianapolis is trying to convince her grandmother that it’s okay for restaurant servers to refer to both male and female customers as you guys. Grandma says it’s sexist. Our caller maintains it’s fine, drawing an...

geometrogenesis

geometrogenesis  n.— «Let us consider a simple scenario of what we may expect to happen in a BI theory with a good low energy limit. It is a factor of about twenty orders of magnitude from the physics of the Planck scale described by the...

corporati

corporati  n.pl.— «Besides our inability to parse complex data sets, there are plenty of other reasons why we dropped this story—the business press corps’ formerly cozy relationship with the corporati chief among them. Enron clearly works...

lane

lane  n.— «“I’m always mindful of my charter,” VanAntwerp said, noting that he must follow specific guidelines in making a ruling. “I stay in my lane,” the colonel said, using a foot-race analogy.» —“He holds the...

stick the landing

stick the landing  v. phr.— «The planning board rejected the proposed Whites Hill Estates development last night.…Association member Neil Cronin offered an Olympic analogy: “I feel like we stuck the landing...

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