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Episode 1538

Little Shavers

The word hipster might seem recent, but it actually originated in the 1930s when it referred to jazz aficionados who were in the know about the best nightclubs and cool music. Speaking of music, a professional musician reports that it’s...

His Mother’s Sayings

Brian in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reports that whenever someone dropped a fork in his house, his mother would say Fork to the floor, company’s at the door. She’d also say If your palm itches, you’re going to come into money, and...

ROW

ROW  n.— «The sheriff’s office in Aspen calls it “R.O.W.”—shorthand for “the rest of the world”—when deputies get tied up on time-consuming, costly special assignments when some prestigious figure from beyond the Roaring Fork Valley comes...

noodle

noodle  v.— «Sheriff Thomas Johnstone said Hargraves was noodling (attempting to catch fish bare-handed) when he apparently stepped into a deep hole in Salt Fork River.» —“Warnings Issued After 3 State Fishermen...