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When Kids Start Speaking Late

Some children don’t talk until they’re age three or older, then go on to do just fine. Why do some kids start speaking relatively late in life? The hosts talk about a recent Ask MetaFilter thread on that topic. This is part of a complete...

start and park

start and park  n.— «Lewandoski did exactly what the team he was driving for, Fitz Motorsports, asked him to do: Start the race and bring the car in after a few laps. In NASCAR parlance it’s called a start and park. Get a car in the field...

pinkie

pinkie  n.— «With ferrets, appropriate diet is a must. The ferret is a true obligate carnivore, “and we need to really start thinking in terms of high fat, high protein, no carbohydrates and no fiber,” Cottrell says...

start-me-up

start-me-up  n.— «Start-Me-Ups—these are youngsters starting out and on the way up: most are single and childless and in the 18 to 29 year age group with a male and white-collar job bias—they like fun and parties.» —“The new black...

redshirt

redshirt  v.— «After the morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance, Andersen’s kindergartners sat down on a blue rug. Two, one boy and one girl, had been redshirted—the term, borrowed from sports, describes students held out for a...

pageant hair

pageant hair  n.— «Biotech #1: He hired this blonde girl from Chicago… with pageant hair! Biotech #2: Ew. Pageant hair? Hello, this is New York City. We aren’t blonde, and we aren’t perky!» —“ Although We All Start Out That...