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Celebrate National Grammar Day

Do you know where your participle is dangling? Martha and Grant salute National Grammar Day. Also, when you’re scribbling on a piece of paper, do you find yourself expecting spellcheck to kick in and underline your misspellings with squiggly...

The First Laddie

The election’s still months away, but a caller in Okinawa, Japan wonders how the husband of a female U.S. president should be addressed if the husband himself is a former president. The hosts rule out “First Laddie.” This is part...

kinesio taping

kinesio taping  n.— «The taping is a new-age injury prevention method known as kinesio taping. It originates from Japan and has become popular in the past 20 years, particularly in America. The idea is to tape around a muscle to prevent...

knockdown

knockdown  n.— «The Williamstown plant, as well as the Long Beach, Calif. plant, are referred to as “knockdown” plants, a term used to describe locations that do final stage assembly, Sorek said. Trucks are sent from Japan in...

elephant cage

elephant cage  n.— «A structure similar to a fence of tall steel posts stands out in the distance. “We call that the elephant cage,” an officer says. It is the property of the 6921st Security Wing, a high-power electronic...

Asianovela

Asianovela  n.— «Filipino fans around the country are now going crazy over Asianovelas—a local colloquial term used to describe drama series imported from Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and other parts of Asia.» —“Japanese Live Action...