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Dumpster Fire

The trendy term “dumpster fire,” meaning “a chaotically horrible situation,” may have originated with sportswriters. This is part of a complete episode.

Pet Dog Name Change

Martha shares another email about the evolution of a pet’s name, in this case a dog whose original name was Dumpster. Now the pooch is named after the 19th president of the United States. Sort of. This is part of a complete episode.


junking  n.— «Vendors who scavenge for collectibles often refer to the practice as "junking" or even Dumpster diving.» —“Artist and entrepreneur, Curtis Steiner shows us the value of objects ordinary or odd” by...


frugalist  n.— «On the opposite end of the spectrum are the few people who call themselves anti-consumerists, freegans, frugalists or just plain Dumpster divers. Whatever the moniker, these people delight in drastically reducing their...