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Fish or Cut Bait

“Fish or cut bait.” What does it mean, exactly? Stop fishing and cut your line, or stop fishing and do something else useful, like cutting bait? This is part of a complete episode.

hunting

hunting  n.— «Half of them complained, however, about reception problems like “hunting,” where the radio switches back and forth between the HD and regular versions of a channel.» —“HD Radio Crying Out to Be Heard” by David...

necropost

necropost  v.—Gloss: To revive an old online discussion thread. «Sorry to necropost, but have been hunting around to solve my own video-stuttering issue and found this.» —“Unsolvable Hulu stuttering” by...

eatout

eatout  n.— «The geese are leaving what scientists call massive “eatouts,” or large, bare swaths of land that may never recover.» —“State adds spring hunting season to thin population of snow geese” by Brian T...

Will The Rain Hurt The Rhubarb?

Stand back! Farther back! It's another newsletter from "A Way with Words." A brand-new episode hit the airwaves this weekend, in which we took a look at some of the coinages on Barack Obama's name, and at...

frugalist

frugalist  n.— «On the opposite end of the spectrum are the few people who call themselves anti-consumerists, freegans, frugalists or just plain Dumpster divers. Whatever the moniker, these people delight in drastically reducing their...

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