A thesaurus, a collection of synonyms, derives its name from the Latin word thesaurus, or literally, “treasury.” This is part of a complete episode.
A law student wonders about the origin of the word widget. This is part of a complete episode.
Martha explains the origin of the word coin, as in “to coin a phrase.” This is part of a complete episode.
Get out your plastic utensils and pull up a folding chair! A caller’s question about the origin of the word potluck stirs up mouthwatering memories of crispy fried chicken, warm peach cobbler, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows. Okay, the Jell...