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Dried Fruit Names

Dry a grape and it becomes a raisin, dry a plum and it turns into a prune. Why don’t we just call them dried grapes and dried plums? This is part of a complete episode.

Wine and Astonishment

Martha shares writing advice from wine writer Andrew Jefford’s essay “Wine and Astonishment.” His main advice for writers: be astonished. This is part of a complete episode.

lack the grapes

lack the grapes  v. phr.— «A similar thread came up on the O’Reilly Mac Blogger’s internal mailing list—writers fed up with endless snarking and small-minded mean-ness from readers lacking the grapes even to use their real names...

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