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BBQ Abbreviation

Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn has been mulling how to classify the term BBQ, since the “Q” reflects sound, not an initial. It’s a type of abbreviation called clipping. BBQ goes back to restaurant signs and menus from...

Blow the Soot Out

If you’re blowing the soot out, you might literally be clearing the soot out of a flue. By extension, it’s a term that means “relieving stress.” This is part of a complete episode.

glory hole

glory hole  n.— «The studio has “reheat furnaces.” “That’s where we do most of our work and the openings in the reheat furnaces are called “glory holes.’”» —“Playing with fire” by Brice...