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Stand Flat-Footed and Kiss a Turkey

Ever seen a bug so big it could stand flat-footed and kiss a turkey? Kathy from Greensboro, North Carolina, called to share some classic idioms her Georgia grandmother would use to describe bugs, like those gallon-nipper mosquitos and Chatham County...

Pie in the Sky

Looking for a book to read with the kids, or maybe a guide to becoming a better writer? Why are leg cramps called charley horses? And where’d we get a phrase like pie in the sky? If you happen to be tall, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of...

sun break

sun break  n.— «My son and his family arrived in Seattle in July and luckily got exposed to the city’s summer sunshine. They are now adjusting to its rainy season, meaning you put on your raincoat, unfurl you umbrella and keep going...

gamer

gamer  n.— «Bradley, best known for his stint on the CBS newsmagazine show “60 Minutes,” a run which began in the 1981-1982 season and lasted until the month before his death, was what some journalists call a “gamer...

SMOD

SMOD  n.— «The following Standard Mode Of Dress will be required for all students at Allen Middle School for the 2006”“2007 school year. As you shop for school clothes for next year, please follow the guidelines below.» —“Standard...

dish dog

dish dog  n.— «Eugene is what people in the restaurant biz refer to as a dish dog. He is a dishwasher par excellence.» —“A culinary procurement mission to the Carribbean 1830″ by Jordan Green Yes...