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clogger

clogger  n.— «He is among a lively group of Cambodian bloggers—or “cloggers” as they call themselves—who are opening up this tiny, conservative country to the wider world and potentially bringing in unprecedented social change...

peaknik

peaknik  n.— «Many of the new, nontraditional preparedness converts are “Peakniks,” Mr. Rawles said, referring to adherents of the “Peak Oil” theory. This concept holds that the world will soon, or has already, reached a peak in oil...

battery cage

battery cage  n.— «There are some 19 million egg-laying hens raised in the state, and Shapiro said more than 90 percent are raised in what are called “battery cages.” The cages are lined up in long rows and on average hold six...

Celebrating Obscure National Holidays

Let’s see… there’s National Cheese Day on January 20, and of course National Iguana Awareness Day on September 8. So it’s only fitting that good grammar should get a day of its own, too. National Grammar Day has been...

kit-bashing

kit-bashing  n.— «The term for buying a kit and replacing its materials is “kit-bashing.” Kerr said Dellaquila isn’t the only kit-basher in the society; that is, members who order a kit and then throw away much of the materials...

Road Trip!

Welcome to another edition of the A Way with Words newsletter! On the air this past weekend we chatted with listeners about the driving games "padiddle" and "slug bug," about the pronunciation of "aunt," about the...