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Etymology of Moose

The plural of moose is moose. The word’s roots are in the name of the animal in the Algonquian language Abenaki. This is part of a complete episode.

Goody’s Moose

Mike from St. Augustine, Florida, wants to know about a family expression quicker than Goody’s moose. It’s actually a variation of “quicker than Moody’s goose,” which in turn comes from a 19th Irish saying involving a...

Phone Book Nicknames

Who uses the phone book these days, right? The people of Norfolk Island off the coast of Australia do! And not only are their names printed, but so are their nicknames. If you’re looking to call Carrots, Lettuce Leaf, Moose, Diesel, or Hose...

The Bee’s Knees

Let’s put the moose on the table: You have questions, and Grant and Martha have answers. For example, why would someone have an albatross around the neck? And what’s so cool about bees’ knees, anyway? Plus, jockey boxes...

Moose on the Table

Has your boss ever used the expression “Let’s put the moose on the table”? This management buzzphrase, meaning “let’s address the problem everyone’s been avoiding,” is relatively new, showing up in print...

Zig-Zag and Shilly-Shally

Bavarian Chalet. Mushroom Basket. Moose Point. Who in the heck comes up with the names of paints, anyway? Martha and Grant ponder that mystery. They also explain why those annoying emails go by the name spam. And Grant explains the difference...