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The “Me vs. I” Squabble

When a minister asked, “Who gives this woman to be married?” the father regrettably answered, “Her mother and me.” Well, he regretted it after his daughters ribbed him about his improper grammar, specifically, his disregard...

Bailiwick

If something’s not in your bailiwick, it’s not in your jurisdiction or area of control. But what exactly is a “bailiwick”? Martha explains that the two words which make up the term — bailiff and wick — have specific meanings...

Robin Hood’s Barn

A Pennsylvania minister is curious about a phrase her family uses: “by way of Robin Hood’s barn” or “around Robin Hood’s barn,” meaning a long, circuitous route. This is part of a complete episode.

pigeon

pigeon  n.— «Forty years ago AA was difficult to find and in some cities it was necessary to locate a minister or doctor who had personal knowledge of a member in order to connect. When found, the members were confrontational. They would...

witchy-poo

witchy-poo  n.— «”People don’t understand what I do, and I have been trying to debunk the typical witchy-poo stuff from the beginning,” said Lady Sintana, a former burlesque dancer and the granddaughter of a Baptist minister...