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Rewriters

Virginia teacher and playwright Sheri Bailey has some writing advice as smart as it is succinct: “There are no writers — only re-writers.” This is part of a complete episode.

Comic and Cartoon Lexicon Symbols

Researchers have found that stress is a leading cause of plewds — you know, those drops of sweat popping off the foreheads of nervous cartoon characters. That’s one of several cartooning terms coined by Mort Walker, creator of the Beetle...

By Jingo!

If your friend says she’s coming to town Sunday week, exactly when should you expect to see her? What do you call those typographical symbols cartoonists use in place of profanity? Plus grass widows, the linguistic phenomenon called creaky...

G-stroll

G-stroll  n.— «Bailey, known as “Red,” Figueroa, known as “Ryda,” and Townsend, known as “Rel,” and two women started walking to the party at 446 N. Ninth St., stopping at Law’s mother’s home before they...

hotlining

hotlining  n.— «Sen. Daniel Akaka, the Democratic chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, stopped Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison late Thursday from bypassing the committee process and pushing her bill straight to a vote, a procedure known...