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Episode 1574

Scooter-Pooting

Old. Elderly. Senior. Why are we so uncomfortable when we talk about reaching a certain point in life? An 82-year-old seeks a more positive term to describe how she feels about her age. And: a linguist helps solve a famous kidnapping case, using the...

Bus Bunching

You’re waiting for a bus. You wait, and then you wait some more. Finally, two or three buses show up at once, all headed for the same destination. Public transportation professionals have a term for this — several, in fact: bus bunching...

bunching

bunching  n.— «Adding more street supervisors might help with bus “bunching,” the term for buses traveling in herds and disregarding the schedule.» —“Funds Sought to Hire More Drivers, Increase Service on In-Demand...