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Episode 1486

The Last Straw

In this episode, books for word lovers, from a collection of curious words to some fun with Farsi. • Some people yell “Geronimo!” when they jump out of an airplane, but why? • We call something that heats air a heater, so why do we call...

BANANA Acronym

The acronym NIMBY stands for “Not In My Back Yard.” A more emphatic version used among urban planners is BANANA, which stands for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone. This is part of a complete episode.


NIABY  n.— «“We’re not just NIMBY about wind energy,” Mollet said, referring to the “not in my backyard” acronym. “We’re NIABY—not in anybody’s backyard.”» —“Dutch Moving Wind Turbines...

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