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chemical rapping

chemical rapping  n.— «At a subsequent press conference senior FEI officials said capsaicin was a prohibited substance because its pain-relieving properties were potentially performance-enhancing. It also had...

trot-up

trot-up  n.— «Keen-eyed officials weren’t letting anything get by them at the first horse inspection (more commonly known as the trot-up).» —“U.S. Eventing Horses Pass First Inspection” by Nancy Jaffer in Hong...

Give It the Old College Slang

If someone calls you dibby, should you be flattered or insulted? You’d know if you were in college a century ago—it’s outdated college slang! Also, we are voluntold to play a word puzzle about Unknown Superheroes!

photobomber

photobomber  n.— «A “photobomber” is someone who sneaks into one of your happy pics and ruins it. You’re standing there with your new partner, smiling for the camera, capturing the happy moment….absolutely oblivious to...

Give It the Old College Slang

Booya! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words. This past weekend's show rocked the mic. We talked about "voluntold," "apple of my eye," nicknames for Vancouver, and the expression "a face that could gag a...

A Horse Apiece

If you were raised in North Dakota like our caller, you might wonder about a phrase you heard growing up: “It’s a horse apiece.” It means something like “six of one, half a dozen of the other.” She is curious about the...

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