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Bad Upgrades

Hate it when a software upgrade is worse than the previous version? We call that a flupgrade, or a new-coke. As in, “Skype really new-coked it with version 5.3.0.” Come on, Skype! This is part of a complete episode.

Why Do Girls Wear Pink?

We all know that the color pink is for boys and the color blue is for girls — at least, that’s how it was 100 years ago. Grant and Martha share the surprising history behind the colors we associate with gender. Plus, we go rollin’ in our...


earn-out  n.— Note: OED has an entry for “earnout,” unhyphenated, added in September 2006, which defines the term as “a contractual provision whereby the seller of a business receives additional payments if the business...

stick phone

stick phone  n.— «Skype bundled its software with SanDisk’s Cruzer Micro and Cruzer Titanium USB Flash drives, which take up about the same amount of space as a stick of gum. The agreement with SanDisk enables Skype users to carry their...


 n.— «Many Skypers want to record their Skype conversations and turn them into podcasts.» —“VoIP calls get podcast treatment” by Ben Charny CNet News.com Mar. 29, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)