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Episode 1603

If Grandma Had Wheels

While compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, lexicographer James Murray exchanged hundreds of letters a week with authors, advisors, and volunteer researchers. A new collection online lets you eavesdrop on discussions about which words should be...

crab

crab  n.— «According to Parker, it didn’t take him and Davis long to spot some “crabs”—a derogatory term for Crips—who were easily identified by their “flags,” or blue bandannas.» —“In Durham, ‘Everybody needs...

Cow Hampshire

Cow Hampshire  n.— «Growing up in Dover, Knowles received his undergraduate degree at UNH, and despite teaching at the University of Idaho, he eventually returned to his roots. The state he dubs, “Cow Hampshire...

knot the score

knot the score  v. phr.— «UMass drew even at the 18:48 mark when sophomore center Cory Quirk fed up ice to freshman Will Ortiz, who dipsy-doodled past a UNH defender and fired on net. Versatile senior Mark Matheson was in the right spot to...

aerosol art

aerosol art  n.— «Mr. Beer said his work is not gang related and he sees graffiti (or aerosol art as he calls it) as art, whereas the symbols and numbers done by gangs or bored teenagers is vandalism.» —“Pickering passes new graffiti...