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Diesel Therapy at O-Dark-Thirty

Let’s say that you’re getting diesel therapy at o-dark-thirty. What are you getting and when are you getting it? A New Jersey contestant from the National Puzzlers’ League learns the meaning of these terms in this week’s...

tank trap

tank trap  n.— «A former forester for the Uncompahgre National Forest, Cridler asserted that the forest service installed what is known as “tank traps,” water bar-type structures that are designed for logging roads meant to be...

Squeejawed Red-heads and the Estival Festival

Welcome to another newsletter from A Way with Words! This week we kicked off our online-only summer minicasts. There are *two,* one announcing the minicasts and explaining the term "estival," and another digging into the brilliant...

suitcase scientist

suitcase scientist  n.— «Maryville resident Bill Cabage, a spokesman for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, said ORNL’s frequent fliers are referred to as “suitcase scientists.” Those scientists with their carry-on luggage and laptops are...

sushi index

sushi index  n.— «There’s something called the sushi index.…The Americans are eating less fancy-fancy because they are screwed for the dollars.» —“Snapshots From Today’s Israel” by Mireille Silcoff National...

Celebrate National Grammar Day

Hey, everybody! This past weekend's show was our tribute to National Grammar Day, which is Tuesday, March 4th. Among other things, we talked about "booby trap," the food dish "turkey Manhattan," "lock, stock, and...

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