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We Cook Off Our Potatoes (minicast)

If a restaurant menu states, “We cook off our potatoes,” what in the heck does that mean? A truck driver who encountered such an announcement at a roadside cafe is still puzzling over what it means to “cook off” a tuber. He...

The Blue Bark Mystery (minicast)

A caller asks a delicate question about the phrase “blue bark shipment,” a term involving the transport of deceased members of the military. Martha and Grant discuss this puzzling expression and the challenge of tracking down its...

AQIz

AQIz  n.— «Top U.S. commanders are closely watching the moves of al-Qaida in Iraq, puzzling about what seems to be a counterproductive strategy of massive bombings. Spectacular attacks across the country are deepening the rifts within the...

millennial

millennial  n.— «The group spent seven hours Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center puzzling over the habits of the so-called millennial generation.…They confirmed much of Sweeney’s description of millennials. As a group...

spiedie

spiedie  n.— «What’s a Spiedie? It’s a tasty treat of marinated meat char-broiled ‘n fed on Italian bread.» —“Local specialty puzzling to some at fest” by Wayne Hansen Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y...