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Pronouncing “Leicester”

Sean in Asheville, North Carolina, wonders how to pronounce the nearby town of Leicester. Say it the way the locals do. It’s part of a family of British place names affected by vowel reduction and haplology, the omission of a sound or syllable...

Terms for Wooden Dressers

Ever hear anyone refer to a wooden dresser as a chester drawers? A woman who grew up in St. Louis only recently learned that not everyone uses this term. Two of the best pieces of information about chester drawers and others can be found in these...

Nork

Nork  n.— «The Adventures of Chester links to more Nork news, Chinese sublimation of anti-Americanism, China’s Arabic lesson, and more on Japan’s apology.» —“Evening Linklets” by Dan tdaxp Simon World Apr. 28...

floss

floss  v.— «Some anglers “floss” their fish, which is letting your line drift across a salmon’s open mouth and then setting the hook. The hook ends up just outside or inside the salmon’s mouth. Flossing is just another word for...

Chester Gallo

Chester Gallo  n.— «I noticed a few changes that he has made to some of the terminology he uses in running his team. The Pinch move remains the same, but he kept referring to signals and gestures that were different from the ones we used...

microaggression

microaggression  n.— «Chester M. Pierce says that the society is unrelenting in teaching its white youth how to maximize the advantages of being on the offense toward Blacks. He further advances the notion that offensive mechanisms...