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Episode 1595

All That and a Bag of Chips

We tend to take the index of a book for granted, but centuries ago, these helpful lists were viewed with suspicion. Some even worried that indexes would harm reading comprehension! A witty new book tells the story. Plus, the Latin term bona fides...

doughing in

doughing in  n.— «Recently, Whyte brewed a batch of American pale ale in her kitchen using hops she grew in her backyard. First, she heated five gallons of water on her stove to about 150 to 160 degrees. She poured it into a bucket full of...

crabs in a bucket

crabs in a bucket  other.— «There are other people who are uncomfortable with other people around them succeeding. I was told by one of my business mentors that this is sometimes called the “crabs in a bucket” concept-when...

container syndrome

container syndrome  n.— Note: Related to sense 2 of bucket baby. «A vocal contingent of doctors and physical therapists believe the strap-in chairs and carriers that millions of parents have come to rely on are contributing to an increase...

coroner fracture

coroner fracture  n.— «Hay, a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver, said fractures of a child’s growth plates at the ends of the bones can occur because they are a weaker part of the bone. They are commonly called...

bucket handle fracture

bucket handle fracture  n.— «Hay, a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver, said fractures of a child’s growth plates at the ends of the bones can occur because they are a weaker part of the bone. They are commonly called...