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Very Important Perros

In Argentina, a certain cinematic cult classic is known as Very Important Perros. But in the United States, the film was first titled Dogumentary, then later Best In Show. This is part of a complete episode.

Like a Duck on a June Bug

Welcome to another newsletter from "A Way with Words"! In our latest episode, we talked about bird names, "like a duck on a June bug," overuse of the word "like," the expression of disbelief "Good night, nurse...

sleep on someone

sleep on someone  v. phr.— «“I enjoy being slept on,” DeVaughn told Billboard, referring to industry slang for people not quite being aware of an artist and his music yet. “It’s like being on the verge of a cult movement. But...

flocking

flocking  n.— «Many Holga owners overcome this by taping up the gaps, or even spraypainting the camera’s shiny interior matt black to minimise internal reflection—a process called “flocking.” Others incorporate the light leaks...

cargo cult economics

cargo cult economics  n.— «With a new year ahead, what do we see as our future? How much of our growth and progress is real, and how much is what I call “Cargo Cult Economics,” where we end up holding sacks of straw? At the end...

cult

cult  n.— «The gang is one of several heavily armed, violent groups, known in Nigeria as cults, that have played havoc on the streets of Port Harcourt, the capital of Nigeria’s oil industry, in recent years.» —“Gang Blamed as 10 Are...