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Media Moment

You know that moment when you get into the car and check your phone before driving off? One listener calls that her media moment. This is part of a complete episode.

U-Turn in Other Languages

If you’re driving and need to turn 180 degrees, you make a U-turn. But what do you make if you speak a language that doesn’t include the letter “U”? If you’re a Hindi speaker, what do you call wearing a V-neck sweater...

sideshow

sideshow  n.— «Sgt. Lou Cruz said the boy, whose name was not released, was being driven home by friends just before 4 a.m. Saturday when they were caught in the middle of a sideshow at 90th and Bancroft avenues and someone shot at the...

highmarking

highmarking  n.— «The man is believed to have been killed after triggering an avalanche Saturday afternoon by driving straight up the side of a hill, a practice called highmarking.» —“Alberta snowmobiler’s body...

wet reckless

wet reckless  adj.— «Blood tests after her traffic stop Sept. 27 found prescription drugs, but neither booze nor dope. So she was allowed to plead “no contest” to what’s known in California as “wet reckless”—that...