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Lots of Newness

Hey, will you look at that! It’s the new A Way with Words website! We’ve made it easier to search, switched to a new way of playing shows in the browser, updated it to look much better on smartphones and tablets, overhauled the episode...

Double-Tongued Dictionary and A Way with Words

The New Home of Double-Tongued Dictionary

Starting today, the Double-Tongued Dictionary is now a part of A Way with Words! That means that more than 18,000 dictionary records are now at home here and searchable from the top of every page. These are undocumented or under-documented words...

To Who Laid the Rail

A caller is curious about the odd expression “to who laid the rail,” which is used to mean, among other things, “thoroughly, completely, excessively.” You can see Grant’s work on the term at the Double-Tongued...

About A Way with Words

A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about language, on the air since 1998. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett delve into word histories, solve grammar disputes, give and answer quizzes, and take calls from listeners...

cum gutter

cum gutter  n.— «“There is reason to envy someone skinny enough to have such a pronounced apollo’s belt. i often tell people that i have one, but that it’s just covered in a layer of fat.”…“round here we call those cum gutters...

fuck-me factor

fuck-me factor  n.— «Ever since Jagger emerged from a mechanical lotus flower in 1975, such audience-bewitching coups have been deemed essential to every Stones tour. They are known, in Stones patois, as the “f***-me factor...

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