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Episode 1558

Your Two Cents

Astronauts returning from space say they experience what’s called the overview effect, a new understanding of the fragility of our planet and our need to reflect on what humans all share as a species. A book about the end of the universe...

Orphan Syllables Brain Teaser

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has crafted a challenge about polysyllabic words that are commonly represented by their first three letters, inspired by the popular online game “Among Us,” in which someone suspicious is simply sus. For example...

cut sign

cut sign  v. phr.—Gloss: To track someone by their trail marks. Note: Used inside the US Customs and Border Protection, which patrols the United States border. «He knew that the coyotes who led groups of undocumented workers, as well as...

weeper

weeper  n.—Gloss: Related to the meaning of weeper ‘a hole or pipe in a wall to allow water to run off.’ «Six inches of rain between Friday night and Sunday afternoon proved too much for track crews. Crews fought a day-long...

jam track

jam track  n.— «These give you access to set of intermediate lessons and “jam tracks” which serve as background loops for you to practice what you’ve learned.» —“Learn how to play guitar in your browser (in...

crabby

crabby  adj.— «Last year NASCAR was trying to reduce the amount of lateral track alignment offset from the front to the rear wheels that teams were running in their COT set-ups, inducing what was known as “crabby cars.” The cars were...