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Golfing Calcutta

A listener from Charlottesville, Virginia, is dating a professional golfer who often plays a Calcutta with other tour members. Calcutta, a betting game going back over 200 years, involves every player betting before the tournament on who they think...

Auctioneer Lingo

A professional auctioneer shares some techniques for creating his mesmerizing, melodious patter. He explains that auctioneers are known as colonels, because colonels in the civil war were assigned with auctioning off captured property. And he warns...

country smalls

country smalls  n.pl.— «On Saturday, Southern Vermont Auctions offers the perfect opportunity for a hands-on, live-action peek into the thrill of domestic discoveries and retail reminiscing when illustrious Dorset auctioneer Mary Anne...

reverse auction

reverse auction  n.— «Dardarian experienced a rarity in employment cases, but it’s common enough in the class action bar that there’s a name for it: the reverse auction. In big cases, defendants facing multiple suits can pit plaintiff...