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How Long is a Bride a Bride?

Candace from Berea, Kentucky, got married a few weeks ago and wonders: At what point does a person start being a bride? When, if ever, do they stop being a bride? This is part of a complete episode.

Pepper Alley

A kindergartener misunderstands the name of an event at his school, insisting to his mother that he attended a pepper alley, not a pep rally. Let’s hope that’s the case, because pepper alley is actually 19th-century boxing slang for...

Journey Proud

A Burlington, Vermont, man says his mother and grandmother used the expression journey proud to denote being restless, nervous, or excited, especially on the eve of an upcoming trip. This is part of a complete episode.


embaby  n.— « Out of the 18 eggs retrieved, 15 were M2, 3 were M1 (can someone explain M2 vs M1? I know it has to due with the maturity level). And eve though they fertilized all 18, only 8 fertilized normally. Right now, they will let...

wave season

wave season  n.— «Selling her first cruise with America’s Vacation Center in December, Kier started during what is considered to be one of the slowest periods of the year. On the eve of what the cruise industry calls “wave...

cello arm

cello arm  n.— «I think I am developing a slight case of “cello arm.” No this is not a synonym for tendonitis or tennis elbow or anything. It is a term I coined used to describe most cello players’ upper arms. There is also a...

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