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Laundromats and Washaterias

Do you wash your clothes at a Laundromat or a washateria? A chain of Laundromats in Texas that dated from 1930 to 1950 had the name Washateria, and it took hold as a general term, especially in Texas. This is part of a complete episode.

Nominations for 2008 Word of the Year

It’s that time again, when people start thinking about a new or resurgent word or phrase that best captures the spirit of the past year. And what a year! We heard the words bailout and lipstick more times than we’d ever dreamed, and saw...


hypermile v. to take extraordinary measures toward achieving maximum fuel efficiency in an automobile. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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