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Help us end our year with flourish!

Dear fan and listener, As we look forward to the coming year, "A Way with Words" is finishing its best year ever. We've added new stations, new listeners, and received more letters, calls, and emails than ever. Our show about words and...

cat slide

cat slide  n.— «Furzemoor Cottage is a pretty home with a wired thatch roof (extensively re-thatched in 2003) with wide eyebrow windows and a “cat slide”—the term for a section of a roof that is extended to cover a lean-to or side room, so...

dieback

dieback  n.— «The team believes that the process, known as dieback, will begin when average global temperatures reach around 15C. Weather system changes will mean less rainfall on the jungle which will result in saplings failing to reach...

silver

silver  n.— «Even the so-called better prints that pirates affectionately call silver” are not free of bloopers. One young media professional was amused to find Brad Pitt crying in Spanish in what the cover promised to be the English...

flogger

flogger  n.— «Floggers tend to look like teen ravers in the US, usually wearing jeans, athletic shoes and colorful T-shirts, with a hairstyle that includes a fringe that tends to cover the eyes completely or partially, listen to electronic...

bang-bang

bang-bang  n.— «One reason that this particular conflict attracts so much unqualified attention is because it is incredibly easy to cover while at the same time providing the necessary drama and “bang-bang” (newsroom slang for combat...