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Chicken Scratches and Creaky Voice

Does your handwriting look like chicken scratches, calligraphy, or maybe something in between? Martha and Grant discuss the state of penmanship, the phenomenon linguists call creaky voice, euphemisms for going to the bathroom, and the New England...


quick-rinse  n.— «Just what exactly is a “quick rinse” bankruptcy? Is it really a way to wash all that debt out of GM’s hair? Just take 30 days to untangle GM’s troubles? Coulter said he’d never even heard the term quick rinse until this...

Rinse It

According to a listener in San Diego, when a DJ plays a great set, he’s said to rinse it. This is part of a complete episode.

swish and spit

swish and spit  n.— «It requires transoceanic vessels to dump ballast water at least 200 miles from shore. Those carrying no ballast must rinse their tanks with salt water, a process known as “swish and spit,” to kill organisms lurking in...


 n.— «(title)» —“Does anyone know what drugs make up ‘rinse’??” by Racheal (roseagh@paradise.net.nz) Usenet: nz. general (New Zealand) Oct. 29, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


rinse n. in New Zealand, the drug Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, also known as GHB. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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