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English Down Under

This week, Martha and Grant discuss terms from Australia, including aerial ping-pong, pumpkin squatter, and…kangarooster? They explain the connection between stereotypes and stereos, and why we call the person clearing tables in a restaurant a...

marade

marade  n.— «Former Denver first lady Wilma Webb spearheaded the formation of the Marade—a combination march and parade. She founded the Martin Luther King Holiday Commission and pushed to make it a state holiday when she served in the...

Plural of Moose

Say there’s one moose, and then another comes along. Now there are two…what? Meese? Mooses? Moose? A Denver man wants to know the correct plural term for moose. The hosts offer news you can use about moose. This is part of a complete...

cardboard technician

cardboard technician  n.— «The first thing you should know about David is that he is not a panhandler. He was quick to explain the difference to me. “Panhandlers are those guys you see milling around the 7-Eleven shaking their cups...

trick or treat

trick or treat  n.— «The most intriguing role in the 66-minute film goes to the unseen informant who supposedly led the cops to the wrong address, where Mena was killed. The snitch offers insight into a practice called “trick or...

Darth Vader device

Darth Vader device  n.— «Losing weight can sometimes eliminate the condition, as can surgery on the back of the throat, but the standard treatment is to wear an “air splint,” a breathing mask that covers the nose and mouth and...