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Rubber Match

What’s the antidote to living in a sound-bite world? How about unwinding with luxuriously expressive prose? Also, the cloak-and-dagger world of editing dictionary entries. Plus, what you might say instead of cursing, and oddball Scrabble words...

Sneakers vs. Tennis Shoes vs. Trainers

How do you refer to rubber-soled athletic shoes? Are they sneakers or tennis shoes? Something else, like trainers? When canvas shoes with soft rubber soles came into use, they were so quiet compared to wood-soled shoes that one could literally sneak...

tap-tap

tap-tap  n.— «I was cheering them on when a tap-tap, the gaily painted bus, careened into the crowd and knocked a paper mask flying.» —“Progress In Haiti: Leopards In Sneakers Instead of Tonton Macoutes” by Herbert...