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Noon of Night

As a kid, you may have played that game where you phone someone to say, “Is your refrigerator running? Then you better go catch it!” What’s the term for that kind of practical joke? Is it a crank call or a prank call? There’s...

Squeejawed Red-heads and Grockles

In this week’s episode: Just how far back could you go and still understand the English people were speaking? We crank up our trusty time machine to find out. Hint: You’d probably have a tough time getting around in the eighth century...

Understanding Old English

In this week’s episode: Just how far back could you go and still understand the English people were speaking? We crank up our trusty time machine to find out. Hint: You’d probably have a tough time getting around in the eighth century...

Jenny Crank

Jenny Crank  n.— «Well, you can get on the Jenny Crank diet….Tweek for breakfast…Tweek for brunch….Tweek for lunch….Tweek for Dinner….Tweek for Dessert….Tweek for midnight snack….Tweek for 3am...

Jenny Crank

Jenny Crank  n.— «None of my clothes fit me right anymore, and I keep thinking back to how fat I was in high school, and conversely, how skinny I was in college, even before I got on the Jenny Crank diet.» —“Bustin’ ass...