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patch-n-match

patch-n-match  n.— «The carpet in the hallway on the penthouse level was cut and cobbled together—a practice known as “patch-n-match.”» —“Eloise Sheds a Tear” by Evgenia Peretz Vanity Fair January, 2008. (source:...

Road Trip!

In this episode, a listener says his friend Harold likes to do social phoning while driving, so he’s invented a term for mindless calling while in the car. And no, it’s not “car-pe diem.” Also, Martha and Grant also discuss...

Typewriters We Have Loved

Death of the Typewriter  Ding! In this week’s episode, Mark Twain would be pleased. Reports that it’s the end of the line for the typewriter have been greatly exaggerated. Well, slightly anyway: it’s not the horseless carriage...

suspense list

suspense list  n.— «Texas has over 12.6 million voters as of January 2008. 1.8 million of that total are on what is known as a “suspense list.” The suspense list is generated when registrars mail out a certificate every two...