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Words of the Decade

Enough about the Word of the Year. How about the Word of the Decade? Bailout? Google? Martha and Grant discuss some candidates. Also in this episode, does speaking a different language make you feel different emotions? What did Don Draper on Mad Men...

Lookit!

An upstate New York woman says her British husband makes fun of her for saying lookit! This is part of a complete episode.

bagel

bagel  v.—Gloss: To score no points. Note: The noun “bagel” has long been used in tennis and other sports to mean “zero.” «As usual after a defeat, Venus was tight-lipped, offering platitudes but no explanation as...

Shangkong

Shangkong  n.— «Once the global recovery begins, however, New York and London might be vying less with one another than with a new competitor in the form of a partnership between Hong Kong and Shanghai—call it “Shangkong”—a highly...

flake

flake  n.— «The term “flood” insurance parlance refers to damages caused by the “rising of navigable waters.” In the New York area, he says, most carriers issue a limit of $1 or $2 million, with more coverage being prohibitively expensive...

free look period

free look period  n.— «State laws also have what is called a “free look” period, usually from 10-30 days, during which an annuity can be returned for a full refund with no strings attached.» —“Is An Annuity Right For You...

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