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Dried Plum

The term dried plum has come into vogue since prune seems to have some negative connotations. This is part of a complete episode.

Dried Fruit Names

Dry a grape and it becomes a raisin, dry a plum and it turns into a prune. Why don’t we just call them dried grapes and dried plums? This is part of a complete episode.


An Atlanta native wants to know why she and her fellow Southerners grew up using the word plum, as in “plum tuckered out.” Martha explains the connection between that kind of “plum” and “plumbers.” This is part of...


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lunch shooter

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