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the newlywed and the nearly dead

the newlywed and the nearly dead  other.— «Since our town had no “tech boom” there was never a new influx of young habitants to modernize the landscape. Instead we have what we like to call neighborhoods of “the newlywed...

Maverick and Gobbledygook (minicast)

We hear the word maverick a lot lately, but where did this term for a stubborn nonconformist come from? Martha tells the story of the Texas politician who inspired the word, and whose grandson apparently coined another familiar English word...

skin area

skin area  n.— «It was more than 40 miles to the destroyed zone by ruck march, a forced troop march carrying gear and armaments which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds. The term used to describe the region of the country is the “skin...

cascaron

cascaron  n.— Note: Cascarón is Spanish for “eggshell.” «In late April, tiny pastel bits of a giant San Antonio party show up everywhere: trickling from your hair, embedded in the carpet under your desk, stuck to your furniture...

heavy chalk

heavy chalk  n.— «Vegas has installed the San Antonio Spurs as prohibitive favorites, or “heavy chalk” in the industry parlance, to win their fourth title in eight years. The spread for Game 1 in San Antonio iniitally favored...

woollybooger

woollybooger  n.— «Woolly-booger is cowboy talk for any wild revelry. San Antonio is going to start its annual Fiesta, or woollybooger, on April 21.» —“Definitely” Evening Sentinel (Holland, Michigan) June 14...

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