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Episode 1454

Spur of the Moment

A caller with a 25-year-old parrot wonders: How much language do birds really understand? Plus, Knock-knock. Who’s there? Boo. Well… you can guess the rest. But there was a time when these goofy jokes were a brand-new craze sweeping the nation...

Spur of the Moment

To do something on the spur of the moment, or to act spontaneously, comes from the idea of using a sharp device to urge on a horse. This is part of a complete episode.

sand spur

sand spur  n.— «In personality profiles newspapers use what some refer to as “sand spurs,” referring to little foibles of the person that show him or her as real, rather than just the subject of PR flackery. In Troutman’s case...

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