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Veterinarians Plant Dogwood and Catnip

On our Facebook group, listeners play a game imagining what kind of plants might grow in a garden tended by various types of people. For example, a veterinarian might plant dogwood and catnip, and an ophthalmologist could plant irises. What might a...

A Different Kind of Colorful Flag

John from Dallas, Texas, was surprised to learn that a relative who said she was on her way to plant flags at a loved one’s gravesite meant she was going to plant flowers. In addition to meaning “cloth banner,” the word flag is...

Words from Greek and Roman Myths

Many English words have their roots in Greek and Roman myth. Tantalize derives from the story of King Tantalus, condemned to stand forever in a pool that receded whenever he was thirsty, and beneath a bough of fruit that pulled away whenever he...

attention surplus disorder

attention surplus disorder  n.— «She was extremely intense—that just a minimum phone conversation would be a few hours on the phone. And she wouldn’t even take hints to get off the phone. If someone would say, “Oh, I have to go to the...

leisure farm

leisure farm  n.— «Meanwhile, the agri-tainment park, an agricultural theme park, opens its gates to visitors at the leisure farms agro-tourism development in Lemery, Batangas. Introducing a fun way to learn about agriculture, the park...

hero

hero  n.— «A stand-in used to be the less desired food choices until the photographer was ready for the hero or the beauty and final dish.» —“Interview with Iris Richardson, Food Photographer” CookingSchools.com Apr...

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