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Episode 1541

Walkie Talkie

One of the most powerful words you’ll ever hear — and one of the most poignant — isn’t in dictionaries yet. But it probably will be one day. The word is endling, and it means “the last surviving member of a species.” The...

The Meaning of Swarf

Mark in Bostonia, California, works in a machine shop where a sign warned: Beware of coolant and swarf. The word swarf refers to filings or dust created from machine work. Swarf can also function as a verb meaning “to cover with dust or grit...

pen-robbery

pen-robbery  n.— «While people in public offices engage in “pen-robbery,” (another name for embezzlement), the artisans, especially the auto-mechanic unleash tears, sorrows and blood on the ill-fated customers who patronize...

swaffle

swaffle  v.— «How to swaffle? For swaffling there’s one factor that is of vital importance: the swaffler must have a so-called top-heavy penis. This means that the penis isn’t completely hard, but not soft either. Top-heavy is a state of...

rip deal

rip deal  n.— «The most common scam, known as a “rip deal”, originated in France and has spread into Spain. It works like this: people posing as buyers contact you, pretending to be keen to buy quickly, without viewing, no questions asked...

gummy bear implant

gummy bear implant  n.— «Some women considering breast augmentation may have heard of a type of implant commonly known as “gummy bear” implants. Although these implants are used worldwide, these so-called “gummy...