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False Plurals Quiz

Quiz Guy Greg Pliska presents a quiz about “False Plurals,” based on the old riddle: What plural word becomes singular when you put the letter “s” at the end of it? (Hint: Think of a brand of tennis racket, as well as the...

baleboard

baleboard  n.— «A New Hamburg company, Think Plastics, is leading the way in turning used bale wrap and other plastics such as greenhouse covering into high-quality, durable lumber that can be used for such things as fencing, decks and...

dead-sticking

dead-sticking  n.— «Dead-sticking basically means tying on a lure and dropping it to a certain depth or to the bottom and leaving it there with no imparted motion. Think of it as bait fishing without the bait. Jigs, spoons and soft-plastic...

poodle-balling

poodle-balling  n.— «She’d probably give her a swirlie, because Mandisa knows what’s best for us all. Ryan tells her that “Simon dressed up in a bunny costume and laid eggs at my house on Sunday,” and Simon’s like, “Huh...

spider-rigging

spider-rigging  n.— «Huckabee also swears by a trolling technique called “spider-rigging,” in which several rods rigged to different depths are attached to the hull of the boat.» —“Going after crappie? Think outside the...

full boat

full boat  n.— «You’ll do five to ten which means if you’re a good boy, you should be out in three to four years. And then we’ll put you in witness protection. Think about it. Which is it? The full boat? Or a chance to resume your life...