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Stepmother Slice

A stepmother slice, according to a 1915 citation in the Dictionary of American Regional English, is a slice of bread that’s too thick to bite. This is part of a complete episode.

Egg in Bread Slice Food Names

A toad in a hole — that piece of bread with a hole cut out with a fried egg in the middle — sure does come with some alternate nomenclature. Since our earlier discussion, listeners have sent us many other names for it, including fish in a pond...

wedgebuster

wedgebuster  n.— «Goff’s role as a “wedgebuster” is part of the historic derivative of one of football’s oldest and most dangerous plays: the Flying Wedge, first used by Harvard against Yale in 1892. Back then, 10 men formed a...

pizza upskirt

pizza upskirt  n.— «Speaking of photos, where did the term you use for crust shots, “pizza upskirt,” come from? Friend of Slice Kathryn Yu coined the term in a comment attached to this Flickr photo.» —“FAQ &...

ink blot strategy

ink blot strategy  n.— «In effect, the scheme is a version of the “ink blot” counterinsurgency strategy of grabbing a piece of terrain, stabilizing it and gradually expanding it.» —“Battle for Baghdad Boils Down to Grabbing a Slice at...

supreme

supreme  v.— «Supreme the orange: Slice off the top and bottom 1/2″ of each orange, revealing the flesh. Cutting in sloping strips, use a sharp knife to remove the rest of the orange’s skin. Now cut the individual wedges apart into...