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Happy Palindrome Day

Happy Palindrome Day--or, if you prefer, "011110 Day"--from your friends at "A Way with Words"! Lots to report from Language Land: First, there are a number of recent full-length episodes you may not have...

Somebody Loves You On the Radio

Hi-ho, Martha and Grant here! Did you miss us? We've been super-busy, working hard to keep bringing you more entertaining conversation about language. Thanks for the cards, letters, and phone calls in which you share your love, too. We...

on-boarding

on-boarding  n.— «No matter if you’re the next Carly Fiorina, Michael Eisner or Maurice Greenberg, or someone assuming a middle-management position, “getting up to speed”—something referred to as “onboarding”—is a...

FOMO

FOMO  n.— «A lot of giving can be attributed to what my sister refers to as F.O.M.O—the fear of missing out. For a max contribution along with a handsome check to the party committee, a mucky-muck can buy stock early in a candidate...

locavore

locavore  n.— «“Initially it was the taste thing for me,” said Robin McDermott, who lives in Waitsfield, Vt., where locavores call themselves localvores. “But now when I think about what it takes to get lettuce across the country so I can...