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Listeners’ Favorite Proverbs

“Imitation is the sincerest form of television,” said the radio comedian Fred Allen. Listeners are invited to share their favorite modern proverbs like this one, as well as their favorite classics. This is part of a complete episode.

surface subway

surface subway  n.— «One thing that Aaron should absolutely be ashamed of himself for is his use of the phrase “surface subway.” Subways and elevated trains speed people along because they’re grade-separated. You just can’t go...


BRT  n.— «The top priority has to be the creation of a citywide bus rapid-transit network, known in transportation circles as B.R.T.» —“I Want a Nice Big Imitation Steak” Cap’n Transit Rides Again Jan. 19, 2009...

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