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Episode 1629

Orange Pigs

What do you call a segment of an orange? These juicy pieces of fruit go by lots of different names, including section, wedge, and carpel. But they’re also called pegs or even pigs! The stringy parts of a banana also have a surprising name...

South End of a Chicken

Are your nightstand books all over the place? Why not stack ’em into a bookmash? A bookmash is a kind of found poetry formed from book titles! And we all know that honesty is the best policy. But does that mean you should correct the grammar of your...

Pannas

Boil up some pig neck bones, add some liver sausage and buckwheat, mold it in a loaf, then slice, fry, and serve with syrup. Some folks call that scrapple, but a Milwaukee woman’s family calls it pannas. This is part of a complete episode.

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...