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vertical corpse

vertical corpse  n.— «Most of the time a photojournalist, myself included, will take the expected shots. If it is a basketball game, it is safe to assume an armpit will appear on the back of the newspaper the following publication day. If...

Celebrate National Grammar Day

Hey, everybody! This past weekend's show was our tribute to National Grammar Day, which is Tuesday, March 4th. Among other things, we talked about "booby trap," the food dish "turkey Manhattan," "lock, stock, and...

Beddian year

Beddian year  n.— «Shearer chatted with another firefighter, Bobby Beddia. Shearer said recently, “He mentioned that he was very lucky, because he was fifty-three, so this year he got to experience living in his ’birth year...

money-good

money-good  adj.— «“OK, something that Moody’s rates triple-A must be money-good, so I’m going to worry about the other things I’m investing in, but when it comes time to say, ’Where am I going to put my cash?,’...

solastalgia

solastalgia  n.—Gloss: a form of homesickness you get when you are still at home; feeling wistful as though an environment has changed around you. «Albrecht has given this syndrome an evocative name: solastalgia. It’s a mashup of the roots...

Words of the Year 2007

Nominations for Word of the Year 2007  In this episode, Grant offers peek at some expressions he’s nominating for the American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year vote in January. Will it be “w00t,”...

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