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Hair of the Politics that Bit You

Feel like having a little “hair of the dog”? Grant and Martha explain what dog hair has to do with hangover cures. And what do you call it when random objects form a recognizable image, like a cloud resembling a bunny, or the image of Elvis in...

Scandalgate

Remember when no one ever thought about adding the suffix “-gate” to a word to indicate a scandal? Now there’s Troopergate, Travelgate, Monicagate, Cameragate, Sandwichgate, and of course, the mother of all gates, Watergate. Grant...

triangulator

triangulator  n.— «Your husband, President Clinton, who is arguably the most effective Democratic politician in a generation, was often referred to as a “triangulator,” a practitioner of what was termed the third way of...

curebie

curebie  n.— «What causes most of the friction between autistic people and the neurotypical folks they sometimes refer to as “curebies,” is the belief that the non-medical, non-injurious aspects of autism, such as arm flapping...

press corpse

press corpse  n.— «The rest of the White House “press corpse” sits back while Scott McClellan is allowed to stonewall with his favorite new phrase, “There is a serious investigation going on so we can’t comment further...

dibby-dibby

dibby-dibby  adj.— «“Dibby-dibby” derives from a widely heard reggae tune about a girl with many boyfriends. It means fickle and indecisive.» —“Limbo Lingo Gives Politics a Lilt” by Julia Preston Washington...