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News reports that the makers of Scrabble were changing the rules to allow proper names left some purists fuming. The rumors were false, but they got Grant thinking about idiosyncratic adaptations of the game’s rules. Also this week, the...


An Indianapolis listener says her family often refers to strong liquor as hooch, and wonders where that term comes from. The hosts trace the term’s path from an Indian village in Alaska. This is part of a complete episode.


alco-pop  n.— «Matthew Clark blamed the growth of alco-pop brands such as Hooper’s Hooch for its falling cider sales.» —“Taunton Chief Out In Board Reshuffle” Marketing Week (U.K.) Nov. 1, 1996. (source: Double...

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