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Political Language and Dittlers

Hiya, folks. It's another newsletter from A Way with Words! Aside from flagellating ourselves for the homophonic error in last week's newsletter (error is always in a hurry), we also aired a radio show and posted a minicast. The topics on...

stunter

stunter  n.— Note: This term is familiar to anyone who remembers the Icy Hot Stuntaz Internet meme. «In squad cars and on powerful BMW motorcycles of their own, these officers go after what they regard as a growing problem on the nation’s...

poach

poach  v.— «Burton has committed $20,000 to a campaign for equal access for snowboarders. Earlier this month, he said he would award $5,000 to boarders who submit the best footage of themselves riding at resorts that prohibit them—a...

360 deal

360 deal  n.— «This was the year of the so-called “360 deal,” what some are calling the wave of the future in which companies like concert promoter Live Nation cut $100-million plus deals with longtime major-label superstars...

SWATting

SWATting  n.— «SWAT officers expected to find a victim shot to death, drugs and a belligerent armed suspect when they surrounded the home of an unsuspecting couple, but found they were only a part of a false emergency call caused by a...

postman’s holiday

postman’s holiday  n.— «Postman’s Holiday…A postman who takes a walk on his holiday is a joke. Last week the nation chuckled when it was revealed that Postmaster General James” Aloysius Farley had been granted a payless leave...