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Selfie Stick

Selfie has turned out to be a word that keeps on giving. We have dronies, or selfies taken with drones; healfies, wherein fitness enthusiasts photograph themselves; and now the selfie stick, the most revolutionary selfie-taking device since arms...

Episode 1395

Keep Your Pants On

If everyone on the planet spoke a single language, wouldn’t that make life a whole lot easier? For that matter, is a common world language even possible? Maybe for a minute or so—until new words and phrases start springing up. Also, did you...

Yarak

A hawk in its prime state of fitness is known as a yarak, a word that may derive from a Persian word meaning “strength, ability.” This is part of a complete episode.

Kenyan shuffle

Kenyan shuffle  n.— «My first word of advice then was to start out slow. “Painfully slow,” I said, and by this I meant running well within ourselves. Nothing will ruin the prospect of an accomplished run more effectively than...

exergaming

exergaming  n.— «In schools across the country, dodge ball, duck-duck-goose and walks around a track are being supplemented with fitness programs that use video games to get students moving. “Exergaming,” as it is called, is...

nodical

nodical  adj.— «Thankfully, the tribunal has decided that that change to the nodical fitness, as it’s called, of a bishop, allows a woman to be a bishop.» —“PM: Path cleared for Anglican women bishops” by Paula...