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Miracle-Potion Pitch

Looking for something that curls your hair, cleans your teeth, and makes childbirth a pleasure? A listener’s mother used that saying in reference to every miracle potion from WD-40 to vinegar. Grant explains that the first known version of...

whafa

whafa  n.—Gloss: A contraction of “what the fuck?” «Because Probst is a publisher and has an Amazon Advantage account, he sent Amazon a letter saying “whafa.”» —“Amazon is a Gay-Hating Company for...

halo effect

halo effect  n.— «Children in non-fluoridated communities consume sodas and beverages bottled in fluoridated localities using fluoridated water. This is known in fluoridation debate circles as “the halo effect.” Grapes and grape products...

heart-attack kids

heart-attack kids  attrib.— «If the young Pittsburgh roster (and this reporter) want to keep their beards growing through the first round, they will have to pull a ridiculous miracle: three straight wins, two of them on the road. If this...

two-four

two-four  n.— «They got themselves a “two-four,” Canadian slang for a case of 24 beers, and proceeded to knock back some holiday cheer.» —“A Christmas miracle that is evergreen” by Mary-Liz Shaw Journal...