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So Long!

The term “so long,” meaning “goodbye,” does not come from the Arabic word salaam. Its origin is German. This is part of a complete episode.

snow farming

snow farming  n.— «The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that Laax has been engaging in a technique called “snow farming” which aims to reduce the amount of snow made by artificial means. Snow Farming works by storing snow in a...

Death of the Typewriter

Ahoy, listeners! In this past weekend's show we talked about how reports that it's the end of the line for the typewriter have been greatly exaggerated, about "founder" versus "flounder," about names for winds, and we...

Typewriters We Have Loved

Ahoy, listeners! In this past weekend’s show we talked about how reports that it’s the end of the line for the typewriter have been greatly exaggerated, about “founder” versus “flounder,” about names for winds...

Gripple

Gripple  n.—Gloss: a Wall Street term for Google, Research in Motion, and Apple together. «Gripple is Wall Street argot for Google, Research in Motion and Apple. The concept is they are really one stock, interchangeable as to valuation and...

jump the string

jump the string  v. phr.— «The fastest compound bows shoot arrows faster than 300 feet per second, but whitetails are such alert animals that they often hear the archery shot and react before the arrow reaches them. The reaction is often...

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