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Forward vs. Forwards

Is it toward or towards? Forward or forwards? Do they differ in American English and British English? A Seattle listener wants to know. This is part of a complete episode.

tummy rubbing

tummy rubbing  n.— «One top Port of Seattle consultant and construction contractor had their own shorthand—”tummy rubbing”—for informally negotiating how much the port should pay for unexpected work at the airport, a recent...

cappucinocracy

cappucinocracy  n.— «The former fishing port of Tofino, some 40 miles north of Bamfield, has advanced in no more than a decade from a stellar destination for a few busloads of savvy bohemians to a grande-luxe place for Vancouver weekenders...

vulturing

vulturing  n.— «“He threw seven innings on Friday and got no decision. He threw one inning today, he won the game.”…The bonus for Batista was picking up his seventh “W” when Seattle rallied in the top of the ninth...

Costanza wallet

Costanza wallet  n.— «Talk to a sitcom fan about wallets bursting and most give the same reflexive response—”Costanza wallet,” coined for the “Seinfeld” television character George Costanza and his ridiculously jam...

hair on it

hair on it  v. phr.— «Others were critical of the offer, however, saying it wasn’t solid. “That $37 million had a lot of hair on it, a lot of paper involved,” another bidder said of it.» —“The Sale That Never Happened—In...

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