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walk the corn

walk the corn  v. phr.— «Neither Patrick’s duties nor training involved something called “walking the corn,” which involves walking atop the collection of corn in a silo.…As it turns out, someone had quit the previous...

Will The Rain Hurt The Rhubarb?

Stand back! Farther back! It's another newsletter from "A Way with Words." A brand-new episode hit the airwaves this weekend, in which we took a look at some of the coinages on Barack Obama's name, and at...

Pwned Prose, Stat!

When you get to the end of a wonderful book, your first impulse is to tell someone else about it. In this week’s episode, Martha and Grant discuss what they’ve been reading and the delights of great prose. You’ll find information...

Language Headlines (minicast)

This week’s language headlines include the publication of new slang dictionary, and an entire book devoted to that tiny piece of punctuation, the period, and a tip-off about audio recordings of famous authors whose voices would otherwise be...

Riddled Through with Riddles

Greetings, friends, and be welcomed to another newsletter from A Way with Words, public radio's show about words and language and how we use them. Riddles flew through the air during this past weekend's show, as we shared some riddles from...