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Bless Your Heart

This week, it’s backhanded phrases, those snarky remarks that come sugar-coated in politeness, like “How nice for you,” “Oh, interesting!,” and the mother of all thinly veiled criticism, “Bless her heart.”...

Kiss Emoticon

Whoever wrote “The Book of Love” neglected to include the handy emoticon <3, which looks like a heart if you turn your head sideways. Grant and Martha talk about how that bit of affectionate shorthand can function as a verb, and about...

dragon slayer

dragon slayer  n.— «Kawakami, who bless his heart now resides in the bullpen, often called the “dragon slayer” for his efforts against big time opposing pitchers.» —“Why These Atlanta Braves Will Go Deep” by...

one and done

one and done  n.— «A few years ago, the NBA changed its rules so that high school players couldn’t go directly to the pros. They had to play at least one year in college. The colleges applauded. Now, many coaches wish they’d just left it...