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Episode 1519

Keep Your Powder Dry

Jacuzzi and silhouette are eponyms — that is, they derive from the names of people. An Italian immigrant to California invented the bubbly hot tub called a jacuzzi. And the word silhouette commemorates a penny-pinching treasury secretary who lasted...


glassing  n.— «Surgeon Gordian Fulde has seen more than his fair share of people sliced open in glassing attacks.…“We get people who we have to stitch up all over their body from being attacked with a glass or a broken bottle...

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