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Regional Term Pitch-In

What would you bring to a pitch-in? An Indiana transplant shares this newly acquired term for a potluck dinner. Martha points out that the Dictionary of American Regional English has a map showing the distribution of the term, and it’s limited...

Regardless vs. Irregardless

A transplant from Zimbabwe finds the word irregardless annoying and ungrammatical. Grant explains that regardless of its status, “irregardless” is needlessly redundant. This is part of a complete episode.

Texas Talk

A new transplant to Dallas wants to assimilate into the Texan way of speaking without offending the locals or forcing any new vocabulary. This is part of a complete episode.

I’m All Set

A Yankee transplant to the South says that restaurant servers are confused when he tells them, “I’m all set.” Is he all set to continue his meal, or all set to leave? This is part of a complete episode.

It Is What It Is

It is what it is. A new transplant to California has noticed this phrase popping up more and more. Where does it come from? Is it annoying or merely philosophical? This is part of a complete episode.


liver-versary  n.— «She was given a new lease on life when she became one of the first patients in London to receive a liver transplant.…Fisher recently marked the 25th anniversary of her transplant —”liver-versary,” as...

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