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Stories From The Onion  In this week’s episode, Martha and Grant discuss not-to-be-believed articles about language from the satirical newspaper The Onion, including one headlined “Underfunded Schools Forced to Cut Past Tense from...

Cut to the Good Chapters

Boom! It's another newsletter from "A Way with Words." Get an earful of our conversation from this past week's show: pandiculation, doorknobbing, cotton-picking, enormity, on the QT, and more: Martha's got a foodie treat...

full-pay

full-pay  n.— «Many colleges discount tuition an average of 30 to 40 percent. Still, by offering even a relatively small cut, colleges get students who pay a hefty price. “The full-pays are few and far between,” said Greg Eichhorn, the...

ankling

ankling  n.— «Jon Goldman, who has headed the Irvine-based company since The Collective and Backbone Entertainment merged almost three years ago, is “ankling,” as we say in Variety parlance. That means he’s not quitting in the...

Stories From The Onion

In this week’s episode, Martha and Grant discuss not-to-be-believed articles about language from the satirical newspaper The Onion, including one headlined “Underfunded Schools Forced to Cut Past Tense from Language Programs.” By...

minidorm

minidorm  n.— «Now financial planners and accountants are recommending a wrinkle on the same idea—the minidorm. To use this tactic, says James Avedisian, a tax partner with accountants Coopers & Lybrand, “buy a house on campus...

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