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Baby Talk Puzzle

Quiz Guy and proud papa Greg Pliska stops by with a word puzzle in honor of his infant daughter. The quiz is called– what else –“Baby Talk.” This is part of a complete episode.

grasshopper effect

grasshopper effect  n.— «Every human in the world carries in his or her body traces of POPs, which circulate globally through a process known as the “grasshopper effect” and include such chemicals as dioxins, furans, DDT and PCBs, which...

Baby Talk

A Minnesotan has been observing his infant babbling, and wonders if words like “mama” and “papa” arise from sounds that babies naturally make anyway. Are there some words or sounds that are instinctive? Or do babies only...

power-pram

power-pram  v.— «Seriously, every Saturday on 24th Street it’s like a fucking baby fair—double strollers even, toddlers wearing outfits that cost more than one of my paychecks, mothers power-pramming, as they say in England, combining...

over-lay sleeping

over-lay sleeping  n.— «The Joplin woman awaits a preliminary hearing on involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the Aug. 8 death of 4-month-old Ashton Jones. Prosecutors say Jessica Jones rolled over on the infant in her sleep...

bucket baby

bucket baby  n.— «Not for bucket babies…This is a great car seat! We borrowed an infant seat from a friend for our daughter’s first two weeks, but disliked it because she slouched down, her head flopped over, and the straps didn’t...