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Rhyme and Time Brain Quiz

“Rhyme and Time” is the name of this week’s puzzle from Quiz Guy John Chaneski. All the answers are rhyming words separated by the word and. For example, what do you call the technique for narrowing the aspect ratio of a wide...

What the Cluck? Part 2 (minicast)

What does the expression egg on have to do with chickens? Nothing, actually. Martha explains why, and tells the story of how the term curate’s egg came to mean “something with both good and bad characteristics.”

spoil

spoil  n.— «One aspect of the investigation is whether Allanson received a “spoil”—racing parlance for a bookie offering over the odds.» —“CEO’s ‘Hindon’ inquiry widens” by Adrian Dunn Herald...

third shift

third shift  n.— «It’s true that unscrupulous outsourcing can do strange and awful things to just about every aspect of your brand. Look at what Asia-based investigators humorously refer to as the “third shift”: deliberate...

spang

spang  v.— «One demoralizing aspect of the “scene” is the apparent lack of responsibility demonstrated by an increasing number of tourheads—I mean, spanging at the third show of the tour?» —“Red Rocks notes” by...

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