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A Louse in a Wrestling Jacket

A California college student is campaigning for international scientific authorities to adopt the slang term hella as an official prefix indicating a huge number. Will he succeed? Also, how to pronounce niche, the regional terms doppick and nixie...


A Hoosier says her friends tease her about the way she says doofitty when she can’t think of the right word for something. Grant and Martha discuss the long list of linguistic placeholders, including whatchamacallit, doodad, deely-bobber...

Finnegan pin

Finnegan pin n. a non-existent part or tool; a thing whose name is forgotten or unknown; a doo-dad or thingamajig. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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