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Episode 1540

Tiger Tail

You may have a favorite word in English, but what about your favorite in another language? The Spanish term ojalá is especially handy for expressing hopefulness and derives from Arabic for “God willing.” In Trinidad, if you want to ask...

Q and U Call it Quits

In a previous episode, five-year-old Quinn asked why the letter Q is so often followed by the letter U. A new children’s book seems to have been written just for her. Q and U Call It Quits is a funny story about the chaos that ensues for the...

wear one

wear one  v. phr.— «Baltimore reliever Jorge Julio plunked Magglio Ordonez in the back. Now it was Colon’s turn.…”When the best player on your team keeps getting hit, whether it’s accidental or not, someone’s going to have to...

throw down

throw down  n.— «Police in Miami arrest narcotics Detective Jorge Castello, third officer connected with “throw down” case, on charges of lying about shooting of homeless man Daniel Hoban who allegedly pointed gun at officers...

grayshirt year

grayshirt year  v.— «But he injured his left knee and took a grayshirt year (going to school part time without losing a year of eligibility).» —“Poly star plays bigger than he looks” by Jorge Valencia, Maureen...