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A cowboy loves a ranch that’s pecorous, meaning abundant with cattle. Just something worth knowing. This is part of a complete episode.

Another Country Heard From

A San Diego woman says that when her baby starts crying in another room, her in-laws have a habit of saying, “Another country heard from!” This expression’s roots go back to elections in the 19th century, and was originally...


Parents sometimes refer to their rascally kids as honyocks. Where’d we get a word like that? This is part of a complete episode.

Snotty Weather

A San Diego fisherman notes that he hears mariners talk about snotty weather. “Snotty?” Is it the kind that gives you the sniffles? Or does it cop an attitude? This is part of a complete episode.

Down the Pike

In San Diego, a man says increasingly he hears the phrase down the pike at work but suspects it was originally down the pipe. This is part of a complete episode.

The Kids I Babysit

A New York babysitter says the English language needs a word to replace the clunky phrase, “the kids I babysit.” The hosts try to help her find one. “Charges”? “Child associates”? “Padawans”? This is...