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Flat Tire Shoe

A flat tire is a slang term for the result of stepping on someone’s heel so that their shoe comes loose. This is part of a complete episode.

Criminy Jiminy

Hey, friends! This past weekend, we re-aired an episode you may have missed. Among other things, we talked anatomical eponyms in medicine, such as Achilles heel and fallopian tubes, which are being phased out; litotes, which use negatives to say...

drunk bus

drunk bus  n.— «As a staggering girl’s stiletto heel punctures your ankle and the guy next to you throws up all over himself, the humid air becomes filled with an earsplitting, slurred version of the JMU Fight Song. Welcome to the Night...

flip-flop disease

flip-flop disease  n.— «A Dog’s Heel is a term that I had heard before in England. Never knew what they were talking about until I found an article on Plantar Fasciitis. A Dog’s Heel is an inflammatory condition that is caused by excessive...

dry-needling

dry-needling  n.— «Radiologists first applied a local anesthetic to the patients” affected heel area, and then repeatedly poked the region with a solid needle—a procedure known as dry-needling—to provoke more blood flow to the area...

stilettotarsal

stilettotarsal  n.— «The cosmetic procedure, familiar the world over as a quick fix injection to iron out wrinkles, is now being employed as a cure for a condition dubbed “stilettotarsal,” when pain hits the soft tissue on the...