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off-siding

off-siding  n.— «Traffic officers working with Transport for London and Tower Hamlets Council are manning the operation from 7am to 9am to speak to motorcyclists about the dangers of the practice known as ‘off-siding’—dodging round...

Pwned Prose, Stat, you Mavericks!

Welcome to another newsletter from A Way with Words. This one's full of soda-fountain goodness! Let's just say right out of the gate that, judging by the emails and phone calls, the top call for this past weekend's show was the one...

Language Headlines (minicast)

Grant has the latest headlines from the world of language, including the debate over the name of the home of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Is Beijing pronounced bay-JING or bay-ZHING? Also, a recent court decision concerning an offense that’s...

London loop

London loop  n.— Note: ICE is a futures exchange. «The proposals are intended to stop traders from evading position limits in the US by trading on ICE—a method known as the “London loop.”» —“Oil traders fear for London’s...

liver-versary

liver-versary  n.— «She was given a new lease on life when she became one of the first patients in London to receive a liver transplant.…Fisher recently marked the 25th anniversary of her transplant —”liver-versary,” as...