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White Noise

A Texas listener says her infant daughter is soothed by white noise. She’s curious as to why it’s called white noise instead of gray noise. This is part of a complete episode.

rito

rito  n.—Gloss: A clipping of “burrito.” «(804) just got out of a noise viloation because the cop recognized my roomate as his favorite chipotle burrito roller. just another reason I love ritos.» —Texts From Last...

noise floor

noise floor  n.— «If you make your recording too soft, you will mix in too much of what is often referred to as the “noise floor,” the spectrum that all the other sounds inhabit—generally sounds you don’t want.» —“Podcasting...

ghost box

ghost box  n.— «I know it sounds crazy, and I know the ghost box is radio based and all sorts of sounds can come through, so it’s only logical to say that people are making words and sentences out of bits and pieces of radio transmission...

stinkpotter

stinkpotter  n.— «Powerboat owners are habitually dismissive of sailors as preppy, penurious or just plain nerds, referring to them as “blow-boaters” or “snailboaters.” Sailors fire back with...

mill and fill

mill and fill  n.— «Colo. 131 was on CDOT’s short-list in the region for repaving, Shanks said. “It needed it somewhat badly—when they have to do a full-blown ‘mill and fill’ as they call it, the road clearly needed some rehabilitation,”...