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Episode 1568

Lasagna Hog

Understanding the varieties of conversational styles can mean the difference between feeling you’re understood and being insulted. “High-involvement” speakers interrupt or talk along with someone else to signal their enthusiasm...

Mac and Macaroni and Cheese

Is the word mac actually an acronym for macaroni and cheese? No, just a shortening of the full three-word-term. If it mac were an acronym, however, it would be a recursive acronym, or one that refers to itself. This is part of a complete episode.

Cutting Circumbendibus

Cutting circumbendibus is that thing you do when you spot someone you really don’t want to talk to, so you dart across an alley or do anything to avoid saying hello. This is part of a complete episode.

On the QT

“On the QT” means “surreptitiously” or “hush-hush.” Why the letters? Are they an abbreviation? This is part of a complete episode.