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Take-Off Word Quiz

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a take-off word quiz. All the answers to this quiz involve removing the letter E from a word to form another word. For example, if the clue is “The man at the piano played the black keys with skinny, knobby...

Tunket

Tunket is a euphemism for “hell,” as in, “Where in tunket did I put my car keys?” No one knows its origin or where your keys are. This is part of a complete episode.

Martian Language: Where Curiosity Can Take You

A day on Mars is about 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth, so astronomers have a word for that unit of time. They call it a sol, from the Latin word for sun. NASA scientists refer to and the day before the current sol as yestersol. They tried...

brainbump

brainbump  n.— «Other exam answer keys are available for everything from school bus driver to medical technician, and for a range of military skills. The sites are called “brainbumps” in Internet jargon.» —“Web sites offer...

throw

throw  n.— «In addition, the keys use short-throw laptop-style scissor switches. My initial impression is that this seems to help avoid striking adjacent keys by accident.» —“Shiny” by Dan Razorwind.org May 8...