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Episode 1473

Naked as a Jaybird

What’s the best way for someone busy to learn lots of new words quickly for a test like the GRE? Looking up their origins can help. Or, record yourself reading the words and definitions and play them back while you’re doing other chores...

outdoor room

outdoor room  n.— «Many of us will be spending our leisure hours in the backyard—what has come to be called the “outdoor room.” “The outdoor room has been a growing trend over the past few years, so the selection, quality...


swardspeak  n.— «Marginalization is further described in Martin Manalansan’s ethnography of baklas (loosely translated, male transvestites) in Manhattan. Here, he describes how the appropriation of Spanish, Tagalog, and English into...

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