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Counting Time with One Mississippi

A Seattle, Washington, listener wants to know why, when marking time, we say “one Mississippi, two Mississippi,” as opposed to other states or rivers. In the United Kingdom, they’re more likely to say hippopotamus. Some people...

fire crotch

fire crotch  n.— «The Queen was chosen to represent respectability, in a community where everyone knows the difference between the “church gyaal” (“study brains,” “homegyaal”), and the “loose...