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Antipudic

What do you call those convenient props in illustrations and movies that cover up the naughty bits? A listener remembers an old illustrated copy of The Emperor’s New Clothes that made clever use of twigs and berries for covering, well, the...

Ultimate Slang Dictionary

When it comes to language, who’s the decider? Grant explains how grammar rules develop. Also, what’s tarantula juice, and what’s the difference between a muffin top and a smiley? We discuss these and other terms from Green’s...

The Eagle Has Landed

Howdy, folks! You still have three days to win a brand-new “A Way with Words” iPod Shuffle stocked with our 10 favorite episodes of the show, plus room for much more. To be eligible, take the listener feedback survey: It takes just a...

Tomboy

An Austin teenager wants to know why we refer to a girl who behaves boyishly as a tomboy. This is part of a complete episode.

cyclo-tourist

cyclo-tourist  n.— «“If it doesn’t show up in the drug controls, then it’s not doping.” The UCI announced that it was targeting 10 or so “men in black”—riders who trained in far-flung, secret locations in black jerseys...