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Misattributed Book Review

Here’s a widely applicable book review: The covers of this book are too far apart. It’s attributed to Ambrose Bierce, although it’s unlikely he actually came up with it. This is part of a complete episode.

Facebook Groups for Word-Lovers

Martha and Grant share some favorite Facebook groups: Ambrose Bierce was the baddest-ass lexicographer who ever lived. I judge you when you use poor grammar. What Are A Grammar? People Who Always Have To Spell Their Names For Other People. Of...


buildinglet  n.— «If you’ve ever parked by the marina in Flushing to see a Mets game, you may have been struck by the whimsy and drama of two white shelters that sit by the bay, structures that look as if their creator had been issued the...


rake  v.— «Jose didn’t exactly rake the ball but he sent his single over the infield, raising his righthanded average to .404.» —“Atlanta—One Of The Great Mysteries In” by Rick Hummel in Atlanta, Ga. St. Louis...