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Episode 1579

Forty-Eleven Zillion

When there’s no evening meal planned at home, what do you call that scramble to cobble together your own dinner? Some people apply acronyms like YOYO — “you’re on your own” — or CORN, for “Clean Out your Refrigerator...

Zarf Hot Drink Sleeves

What do you call the cardboard sleeve that goes over a paper cup to keep your hand from getting too hot? A San Antonio, Texas, listener knows that the technical term for this sleeve is zarf, a word that comes from Arabic, originally denoting an...

smitten

smitten  n.—Gloss: A heart-shaped knitted sleeve or muff for covering the junction of two people holding hands. «Knit a Smitten for you and your lover… or for a loved one to use as a muff…either way, nothing says love quite...

cutter t-shirt

cutter t-shirt  n.— «Levine recalled a teen patient from a middle-class family. She was wearing what is known as a “cutter t-shirt,” a long-sleeve t-shirt with a hole cut into the end of the sleeve to slip over the thumb and...

sleeved out

sleeved out  adj.—Gloss: Related to the verb “to sleeve.” «Sometimes that can be a problem, especially if the men are “sleeved out”—a term used to describe tattoos which cover the arms.» —“Department of corrections job...

sleeveface

sleeveface  n.— «Sleeveface is the art of “one or more persons obscurings or augmenting any part of the body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.”» —“Pic post: Sleevefaces” by movielooney Oh No They D...