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gub

gub  v.— «A “gubbing,” in Betfair Forum parlance, is when a horse gets turned over at short prices on the in-running markets. Horses get “gubbed” all the time on the win markets, Flat and jumps, including at the...

facetimer

facetimer  n.—Gloss: Cornell University slang for a person who only attends and event or appears in public in order to be seen by others. «So, to sum it all up, playing the Terriers does pack more fans into Conte Forum—the game was...

Done Deal: The Show Continues!

Estimados amigos and chers amis, We’ve been a little quiet because we didn’t want to start making a fire before the logs were stacked, but the news can now be told: “A Way with Words” is alive! That’s right: the show...

A Game of Tennis with Three Players?

Aloha! We have another A Way with Words podcast goofy-footing among the grommets. Martha's been putting together a collection of your favorite collective nouns and Grant joins her to swat around a caller’s question about what to call a...

high-touch

high-touch  adj.— «Will banks need to be high-tech to succeed? There’s always going to be what I call the high-touch bank. There’s always going to be the high-tech bank, and banks in between.» —“Banking on technology” by...

shoefiti

shoefiti  n.— « Shoefiti…Beginning last fall, I started sending “Street Light Outage” reports to Xcel whenever I spotted a pair of shoes on lines in our fair city. » —“Shoefiti” by Ed Kohler in...