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Tang as a Main Course

Everyone knows about Tang as that orange kick in a glass, but could it also be an entree? A listener from Plano, Texas, found an elderly relative’s plan for family meals from 1947, which lists “tang with molasses” as a main course...

Main Line Brat

A die-hard fan of television’s Mad Men is puzzled when Don calls Betty a “Main Line brat.” This is part of a complete episode.

bump-out

bump-out  n.— «The streetscape design also calls for an improvement in pedestrian safety. Areas of the sidewalk will protrude into the street, essentially creating pedestrian peninsulas, where walkers can wait to cross the street. The bump...

white rose

white rose  n.— «“Uh-oh,” Brook said as she came across a couple of wads of toilet paper—or “white roses” as the stewards call them. “I’m not too impressed.” Brook and Haskell tidied up one of the campsites...

teaser parking

teaser parking  n.— «In one corner of the project, typically, there’s a Main Street for smaller mall stores, boutiques and Starbucks. Some have offices or condos upstairs. The street is lined with what’s called “teaser parking”...