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Belly Robber

If you go to a party and the host neglects to put out the food that guests brought, or offers only a small portion of it, they’re what you might call a belly robber. This is part of a complete episode.

I’ll Be Your Boo

If you’re nibbling on slippery Jims or sipping sweet soup, chances are you’re in the Badger State. It’s the language of Wisconsin — explained at last. Also, the famous abolitionist whose name became an exclamation, and how to...

Portuguese Procrastination

If you keep postponing an important chore, you’re said to be procrastinating. There’s a more colorful idiom in Portuguese, however. It translates as “to push something with your belly.” This is part of a complete episode.

Belly Stretchers

If you take a job at an airline, beware if your new co-workers ask you go find them a belly stretcher—they’re playing a practical joke on you. This is part of a complete episode.

Milwaukee Goiter

Among Sconnies, or Wisconsinites, a synonym for beer belly is Milwaukee goiter. This is part of a complete episode.

Bump! Thank You M’am

Do you have a saying for when you drive over a bump and plop back down? In the Northeast, it’s common to say thank you, ma’am, since the nodding motion of a head going over a bump is reminiscent of genteel greetings. It’s also...

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