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brang brang

brang brang  n.— «However, after two months of working with the band, Greenidge was not happy with the results. He said: “I was disappointed. I didn’t think the band sounded that bad to reach to that point. I don’t know what they (the...

Listener Mail

Hello, everybody. Welcome to another newsletter from A Way with Words! This weekend we aired a repeat episode in which we discussed "drive safe" vs. "drive safely," the meaning of "paratereseomaniac," and the expression...

landing gear

landing gear  v. phr.— «He plugs the air line, emergency line and electrical cables from the cab to the trailer, cranks up the “landing gear” that keeps the trailer moored to the ground, rechecks tags to make sure he’s got the...

Snarky Last-Ditch Effort

Halloo and ahoy! If you missed last weekend's episode of A Way with Words, it's now up on the web site: We had a good time as we talked with callers about: --the meaning and origin of "snarky" --"last-stich...

noddy

noddy  n.— «After the interview is finished, the camera is then turned onto the interviewer who asks some of the questions again and gives a series of “noddies,” that is, reaction shots, nods, smiles, or expressions of...