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Sherbert Day

Why do we eat a frozen dessert to celebrate being born? Because it’s sherbert-day! Don’t hate us. This is part of a complete episode.

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On the Shoe Phone

First names like “Patience,” “Hope,” and “Charity” are inspired by worthy qualities. But how about “Be-courteous” or “Hate-evil”? The Puritans sometimes gave children such names hoping that...

Sherbet, Not Sherbert

Sherbet is pronounced SHUR-bit. There’s no r before the t, and there’s no need to add one. If it still seems too complicated, you might just order ice cream or sorbet instead. This is part of a complete episode.