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Episode 1586

Mittens in Moonlight

Need a slang term that can replace just about any noun? Try chumpie. If you’re from Philadelphia, you may already know this handy placeholder word. And there’s Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, and … The Bronx — why do we add...

junk

junk n. the genitals or genital area; occasionally, the posterior. Editorial Note: Often used with the definite article: the junk. No etymological relationship between this term and junk in the trunk has been confirmed. (source: Double-Tongued...

dirty dirty

dirty dirty n. the southern United States; the South. Also durrty durrty. Editorial Note: Usually used with the definite article: the dirty dirty. Capitalization is inconsistent. Etymological Note: From “Dirty Dirty South,” heavily...

big dance

big dance n. an important event, esp. when the culmination of long preparation or a series of smaller events; (hence) in sports, a tournament or championship game. Editorial Note: Usually constructed with the definite article: the big dance...

Yuma

Yuma n. In Cuba, a nickname for the United States. Editorial Note: In Spanish, the word is used with the definite article: La Yuma. Etymological Note: The etymological information in the 1996 cite and last 2004 cite is unverified. Another claim that...

yips

yips n. nervousness which interferes with precision playing, especially in golf; a case of nerves; the jitters. Editorial Note: Usu. with the definite article: the yips. Etymological Note: Golfer Sam Snead has been credited with coining this word...