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Typewriters We Have Loved

Ahoy, listeners! In this past weekend’s show we talked about how reports that it’s the end of the line for the typewriter have been greatly exaggerated, about “founder” versus “flounder,” about names for winds...

obiticide

obiticide  n.— «Speaking of which, the Star did in fact kill a couple of well-known people by mistake, a practice known as “obiticide,” or death by media. A Nov. 23 item about actors from the 1960s’ TV series Hogan’s Heroes...

winback

winback  n.— «I mentioned 3-HD and winback’s. We are offering a competitive package to customers that left us to go to a competitor and we are winning back customers with competitive pricing and features. And so, we’re particularly pleased...

one eyebrow salute

one eyebrow salute  n.— «Some people do give what I call “the one eyebrow salute” when I tell them I’m a single male foster carer.…But I guess that’s down to the fact that it’s more common for guys to be seen as abusers...

pro kit

pro kit  n.— «Venereal disease was a major, major thing. In fact, when our men went out on a pass, into town for the night, they had to demonstrate to us two things: That they had a condom and that they had a prophylactic kit, a little...

dirt drug

dirt drug  n.— «Take the remarkable anti-cancer properties found in soil bacteria. It’s helping bone cancer patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. In fact, the “dirt drug,” as it’s been coined, is teamed with a...