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Replace with P Word Game

Quiz Guy John Chaneski’s puzzle requires replacing an initial consonant with the letter P. For example, John says he plans to open what his mother used to call a beauty parlor in his home, but his will have a romantic twist. His establishment...

Adult Entertainment

After passing by an establishment featuring adult entertainment, an Asheville, N.C., man began wondering: When did the word adult come to refer to “material not suitable for children”? This is part of a complete episode.

next-war-itis

next-war-itis  n.— «“By keeping Gates in there you have a guy who’s really pushing for, ‘Hey, let’s get off this next-war-itis crap,’” said Barnett, using the term Gates coined to describe the defense establishment’s obsession with a...

DFD-er

DFD-er  n.— «The trip to Rockaway Beach involves riding the A train over a different sort of New York landmark: Jamaica Bay. At the 116th Street stop is a busy area with delis and beach shops and, where 116th Street meets the ocean, an...

witness post

witness post  n.— «As surveys progressed, various improvements were introduced to secure regularity and convenience of description, by the establishment of base-lines, meridians, and standard parallels, through certain permanent natural...