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Episode 1576

Sour Pickle

You know that Yogi Berra quote about how Nobody ever comes here; it’s too crowded? Actually, the first person to use this was actress Suzanne Ridgeway, who appeared in several movies with The Three Stooges. A new book shows that many well...

I Got the Motts

Emilia from Chicago, Illinois, says a co-worker used the phrase get the Motts to denote the feeling of second-hand embarrassment she feels for someone when watching a cringeworthy performance. The phrase I got the Motts became a catchphrase in the...

cover

cover  v.— «February 15 marks the start of the racehorse breeding season, where the leading equine Lotharios regularly put their human counterparts to shame. Weatherbys, the family-owned business responsible for registering every...

undercard

undercard  n.— «Donofrio, who had back surgery Monday for injuries he traces in part to wrestling, said, “If you’re an undercard guy, if you don’t work, you don’t eat. That’s the shame of the business. You talk about the biggest...

shanger

shanger  n.— «For those who’ve never been to a Personal Assistants in Recovery meeting, shanger is that nasty place between shame and anger.» —“Courteney Cox’s Asshole” by Jill Soloway * Jill Soloway * Aug. 31...