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Jumped Up Bald-Headed

What do your pronouns say about your own psychological makeup? If you use the word I a lot, does it mean you’re a leader . . . or a follower? A surprising study suggests that people of lower status in a group tend to use I the most. Also, a...

Crash Blossoms: When Words Collide

This week, it’s headlines that make you do a doubletake, like “Child’s Stool Great for Use in Garden.” Martha and Grant discuss a few of these bloopers, also known as crash blossoms. Also, if you unthaw something, are you...

Unthawed

If a recipe calls for unthawed corn, is that corn supposed to be frozen or unfrozen? This is part of a complete episode.

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...

in-law chaser

in-law chaser  n.— «Navajo tea/blue corn meal and quiet nights/where is the sage/the mutton stew/in-law chasers/and cool rain.» —“a navajo warrior has gone away” by rustywire Usenet: alt.native July 12, 2005...