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Delope

Delope is a term used in duelling that to throw away one’s shot. Incidentally, before taking office, elected officials in Kentucky, including notary publics, must swear they have never fought in a duel. This is part of a complete episode.

Minders, Grinders, and Finders

Attorneys use the terms minders, grinders, and finders to refer to different roles in a law firm. Finders get the business, grinders do the business, and minders keep the business. This is part of a complete episode.

Catch My Fade

If you’re sending out party invitations, what’s a sure-fire way to get hold of everyone? Email? Snailmail? Facebook? Texting? Twitter? Or a plain old-fashioned phone call? Different folks have different communication preferences, and...

Listener Eponymous Law

A listener who works as a proofreader for academic texts wrote in with his own eponymous law that, like the academic texts the law addresses, is way too long to transcribe here. This is part of a complete episode.

Electric Hootenanny

Bathroom walls, missing graffiti, and social media. Where have all the cute quips on bathroom stalls gone?  We wonder about the apparent decline of restroom graffiti. Are people saving their witticisms for Twitter and Facebook?  And: If...

Eponymous Laws

An eponymous law is a joking bit of wisdom named after someone, like Murphy’s Law, which states “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” This is part of a complete episode.

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