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Episode 1581

Your Imaginary Boyfriend

We use the term Milky Way for that glowing arc across the sky. But how people picture it varies from culture to culture. In Sweden, that starry band goes by a name that means “Winter Street,” and in Hawaii, a term for the Milky Way...

spray and pray

spray and pray
 v. phr.— «Spray and pray from tee to green, and then pray, brother, pray.» —“Sport Podge” by Rex Hess Mansfield News-Journal (Ohio) June 2, 1942. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

garbage head

garbage head  n.— «Soon, you become a garbage head; you take anything—downers, speed, LSD, mescaline—like, you know.» —“Be ‘Cool’ and Have Pals” by Jim Bishop News Journal (Mansfield,Ohio) Oct. 25, 1972...

rat-racing

rat-racing  n.— «The Mansfield Thunderbirds model plane club expects to send about 20 members to compete in stunt and rat-racing events to be sponsored in Cleveland May 7 by the Cleveland Stunt Men.» —“Model Club to...

fourwalling

fourwalling  v.— «How, in these inflationary times, do you persuade the public to pay $23 million to watch your old home movies, mixed in wish some stock wildlife footage? Answer: You call the confection the “Great American...

noodle

noodle  v.— «For the fishermen, they can whet their fishing appetites watching Frank Davis and son, Jon, catching large catfish and noodling for turtles.» —“Ohio Scene: There’s More Hunting” by Hank Kozloski News...