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Snarky Last-Ditch Effort

Halloo and ahoy! If you missed last weekend's episode of A Way with Words, it's now up on the web site: We had a good time as we talked with callers about: --the meaning and origin of "snarky" --"last-stich...

Eco-Friendly

How do you pronounce eco, as in eco-friendly? Is it EE-koe or EK-koe? A seller of environmentally friendly products learns whether she can tell her teenage son to go spread his pronunciation in the garden. This is part of a complete episode.

fil-lim

fil-lim  n.—Gloss: a movie believed to be important or to have a significant message. Note: From an exaggerated pronunciation of “film.” This term seems to be similar to the Anglo-Indian phillum. «If the conceit holds...

phillum

phillum  n.— Note: From an exaggerated pronunciation of “film.” This term seems to be similar to the American fil-lim. «If you are looking for a “timepass phillum” this weekend, pass on this one. “Dil Pe Mat...

Gardentoolism

Hola, estimados oyentes! It's time for another podcast from "A Way with Words." Earlier this summer a word caught Grant's fancy: "gardentoolism." So he made a slang quiz about it! Listen to the podcast here. If you...

cunnerman

cunnerman  n.— «Cunnerman or Cutterman: There is some debate over the correct pronunciation. People with trashy house, cars on blocks in yard, etc. “If you’ve been married three times and still have the same in-laws, you might be a...