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Pronouncing Route

An ESL teacher puzzles over how to explain to his students the proper pronunciation of the word route. He asks whether the pronunciation “root” has been “routed” by “rowt.” This is part of a complete episode.

missional

missional  adj.— «Today’s missional Christians have expanded the mission of God to global warming, the environment, voting for the occasional democrat, serving the poor, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, giving away groceries to the...

trout pout

trout pout  n.— «[Leslie Ash, ] the new star of BBC1’s Merseybeat police drama admits fins haven’t been the same since surgery to plump up her lips left her with what she describes as “my trout pout.”» —“From Beauty To Old...

trout pout

trout pout  n.— «Actress Leslie Ash has warned women to beware the perils of cosmetic surgery after her lip enhancement procedure went disastrously wrong. The Merseybeat star said she had been through hell since implants left her with an...

MTA

MTA  n.— «Look at all the models who turn to acting. They call it MTA—model-turned-actress. Like it’s something to be ashmed of. Geena Davis, Paulina Porizkova, Jessica Lange, Lauren Hutton.» —“Naomi Supermodel...

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