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Kick Over the Traces

The word traces denotes the long, thin leather straps that secure a horse to a wagon. The expression to kick over the traces, meaning “to become unruly,” refers to the action of a horse literally kicking over those straps and getting all...

Bow Chicka Wow Wow

Listeners emailed us in response to a call on the sonorous bow-chicka-wow-wow cliche, and we’re glad they did. We learned that country star Trace Adkins has a song called Brown Chicken, Brown Cow that uses puppets to demonstrate just what it...

sky bingo

sky bingo  n.— «The skydivers will jump while unfurling a 700 square foot American flag, as well as play what is known as “sky bingo,” where the skydivers land on plates purchased by visitors to the Balloon Race.» —“Buffalo Trace...

MOOP

MOOP  n.— «We want to hand out plastic mugs w/ our camp location on them as an invitation for people to come back to drink tea w/ us and hang out. Much better than flyers which are likely to end up as MOOP (Matter Out Of Place) which is an...