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Haven’t Had so Much Fun Since…

On our Facebook page, listeners are sharing colloquial sayings they’ve heard used to describe events. These phrases include I haven’t had so much fun since the horse kicked Father, I haven’t had so much fun since the hogs et my...

Episode 1526

Abso-Bloomin-Lutely

The autocomplete function on your phone comes in handy, of course. But is it changing the way we write and how linguists study language? Also, suppose you could invite any two authors, living or dead, to dinner. Who’s on your guest list and...

zonkey

zonkey  n.— «Featuring exotic animals that came from across the state, the barn includes a zebra-donkey mix (affectionately known as a Zonkey), reindeer, miniature goats, highland cattle, Jacobs sheep, cashmere goats, angora goats, alpacas...

flake

flake  n.— «Other useful options include automatic waterers (indoor and outdoor), rubber flooring, automatic flake hay dispensers.» —“Good horsekeeping Tips for building a barn to house your horses” by Karen...

Texas bull’s eye

Texas bull’s eye  n.— «The cluster itself may have been what is called a Texas Bull’s eye, where one shoots a number of rounds at the side of a barn and then draws a target over the tightest grouping, if there is one.» —“Maddening...

coolie

coolie  n.— «Apprentices have been at work for more than an hour now, doing “coolies,” a term for unskilled labor such as Barnies” groundskeeping chores. With sweat rolling down foreheads, they work diligently, even if...