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Newspaper Miscorrection

A middle-school librarian caught the Arkansas Democrat Gazette messing up the title of the second book in the Hunger Games series. The newspaper then issued an abject apology. This is part of a complete episode.

tele-town-hall

tele-town-hall  n.— «I answered a phone call from Representative Michele Bachmann. The call was a “tele-town hall,” in which Representative Bachmann conducts a town hall meeting over the phone with her constituents...

catch a crab

catch a crab  v. phr.— «And they oohed with disappointment when another boat stopped dead in the water as one of the rowers “caught a crab” as they say in the sport: An oar caught water and was pulled downward resulting in an...

bull ring

bull ring  n.— «Most drivers also despise Martinsville the first time they race there. Short tracks are often referred to as “bull rings.” Martinsville is one of the few that really fits the image.» —“Martinsville takes...

HAC

HAC  n.— «The apparel is one of many new tools medical professionals are adding to their arsenal for the fight against hospital-acquired conditions. HACs, as they are called, are injuries or ailments patients receive after admission...

freezing

freezing  n.— «Hospital workers also are upset with a practice called “freezing,” in which they’re ordered to work back-to-back eight-hour shifts.» —“Unsafe conditions found at state psychiatric hospital” by...