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Getcheroni

What do you call it when you have no particular evening meal planned and everyone in the family just cobbles together their own dinner? Our listeners have been mulling this question and have lots of names for it: YOYO (as in “You’re on...

Icebox

Keith in Valparaiso, Indiana, wonders why his mother uses the term icebox for what other people call a refrigerator. Before electric refrigeration, people kept food cold by putting it in a an insulated box that was literally cooled with a block of...

Sports Nicknames

With linsanity and tebowing sweeping the country, we’re thinking about other great sports nicknames. Unfortunately, it seems that with unique names taking up a greater percentage of children born, there’s no longer as much practical...

bazooty

bazooty  n.— «The point is that Refrigerator had all the fur removed from his rear end (or, in medical parlance, his “bazooty”).» —“Here’s a way to lick that hair-loss problem” by Dave Barry Ledger...

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