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Names for Rolling Stops

When a car rolls slowly through a stop sign, it’s often called a California stop or a California roll. But the Midwest has its own monikers for this sneaky move, including the farmer stop, the Chicago stop, and no cop, no stop. This is part of...

Adorbs vs. Bobo

Is that snazzy new car adorbs or bobo? Grant talks about adorbs, bobo, and a few other slang terms collected by Professor Connie Eble of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This is part of a complete episode.

sliming

sliming  n.— «Under Field’s supervision, FGS agents allegedly used a deceptive practice known as “sliming” to sell Coastal auto policies. They would alter the accident records of questionable drivers and falsify information...

Chain Reaction Word Game

Quiz Guys John Chaneski and Greg Pliska lead a couple of rounds of “Chain Reaction,” a word game that’s great for parties and long car rides. Two players try to make a third one guess the word that the other two are thinking of...

Using Ornithology to Name Cars

Why are the names of cars so unimaginative? Grant argues that auto manufacturers might take inspiration from ornithology to build a better car name. (Then again, would you be any less aggravated if you were rear-ended by a lazuli bunting?) This is...