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Episode 1539

Clever Clogs

Ribbon fall. Gallery forest. You won’t find terms like these in most dictionaries, but they and hundreds like them are discussed by famous writers in the book Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape. The book is an intriguing collection...

Bangle-butt

Bangle-butt  n.— «BMW’s own Chris Bangle started making controversy with his “flame surfacing” design theme.…Other designers use the name Bangle as a term for a project gone wrong, and “Bangle-butt” has become...

tokophobia

tokophobia  n.— «Women, obstetricians suggest, are afraid of labor. Block reports that there’s even a new word for it: tokophobia, the fear of giving birth.» —“The Obstetric-Industrial Complex” by Noah...

spermative action

spermative action  n.— «The numbers send booksellers reeling, begging writers for novels friendly to women’s book clubs. More women apply to college today than men, leading to male affirmative action, so-called “spermative action...

Nork

Nork  n.— «Stratfor is pretty sure that the Nork nuke—”about one-fortieth of the Nagasaki blast”—was a dud, too. But, just to be on the safe side, the intel service offers up “three possible explanations for the...