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Moon Palace

What happens in a classroom of refugee and immigrant youngsters learning English? Their fresh approach to language can result in remarkable poetry — some of which is collected in the anthology England: Poems from a School. Also, new language among...

Fiddler’s Green

In nautical lore, Fiddler’s Green is the mythical place where dead mariners go to enjoy a life of leisure, with plenty of song, dancing, flirting, and rum. It may be tempting to connect this expression with mariners’ term fid, or a...

Snotty Weather

A San Diego fisherman notes that he hears mariners talk about snotty weather. “Snotty?” Is it the kind that gives you the sniffles? Or does it cop an attitude? This is part of a complete episode.

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