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The Palindromists

The new documentary The Palindromists is a delightful romp through the world of competitive palindrome construction. The movie chronicles the events leading up to the 2017 World Palindrome Championship held at the American Crossword Puzzle...

Independent as a Hog on Ice

Pam from Denton, Texas, says her mother-in-law always used the expression independent as a hog on ice. A hog that stubbornly gets itself stranded on a sheet of ice is in an extremely awkward position. A passage in the book Jack Shelby: A Story of...

Root, Little pig, or Die

A St. Petersburg, Florida, listener says when she used to ask her mother what was for dinner, her mom’s answer was often “root, little pig, or die,” meaning “You’ll have to fend for yourself.” The more common...

hog-dogging

hog-dogging  n.— «Now I have, second hand, a story on people who sic dogs on captured wild hogs, chasing them around a pasture and biting them into submission. This is no joke. Hog dogging rodeos are for real and they’re happening...

hog dog baying

hog dog baying  n.— «“Hog dog baying,” a variant in which the dog corners the other animal but does not attack it, is still legal.» —“7 Arrested in Hog and Dog Competitions” by Ellen Barry in Atlanta, Ga...