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Episode 1581

Your Imaginary Boyfriend

We use the term Milky Way for that glowing arc across the sky. But how people picture it varies from culture to culture. In Sweden, that starry band goes by a name that means “Winter Street,” and in Hawaii, a term for the Milky Way...

Candado Facial Hair

The Spanish word candado, or “padlock,” comes from Latin catenatus, meaning “chained,” also the source of the English word concatenation, which means “a series of things,” or literally “links in a chain...

ecuavolley

ecuavolley n. a form of volleyball with a high net, three players per side, and permissive ball-handling rules. Editorial Note: This game originated in Ecuador at least as early as the 1960s, but is increasingly visible in other countries. In...

Hurban

Hurban n. a commercial radio programming format made of music intended to be popular with Black and Spanish-speaking city-dwellers. Editorial Note: The format usually emphasizes reggaeton, dancehall, and English- and Spanish-language hip-hop, but...