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Freudian Misquotes

It would be nice if Sigmund Freud really said “Everywhere I go, I find a poet has been there before me,” and the ailurophilic observation “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” However, according to researchers at the Freud...

Potable Pronunciation

How do you pronounce the word potable, which means drinkable? A woman in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, says most of her fellow sailors pronounce it with a short o, but she pronounces it with a long o. The word derives from Latin potare...

Gaywater

Gaywater is not the opposite of conversion therapy. It’s a southern American term for whiskey, especially the illegal kind. This is part of a complete episode.

Shinrin-Yoku

Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese term for walking around in the woods that literally means “a forest bath” is a beautiful descriptor for what a hike should be—an opportunity to stroll through nature and wash off the stress of everyday life...

person of pallor

person of pallor n. a white or Caucasian person. Editorial Note: Usually used jocularly or ironically. Etymological Note: Constructed after “person of color,” a person who is other than white or Caucasian. (source: Double-Tongued...

surround the dragon

surround the dragon  v. phr.— «In very severe cases, the lesions themselves can be treated with acupuncture needles directly. There are two approaches to this that are used. One is to surround the lesion with small needles. This is a...