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Tree Full of Owls

The term like a tree full of owls describes someone’s appearance. What does it mean, exactly? And why owls? This is part of a complete episode.

Full-Deckisms

“Not the brightest bulb in the Christmas tree lights,” “The wind is blowing but nothing’s moving,” “A few tacos short of a combo platter.” After Grant tells a story on himself, the hosts discuss euphemistic...

Twinjury

Twinjury  n.— «On May 29th, James Coleman of Bristol smacked his skull on a tree branch while filing updates to the Twitter service (or tweeting) from his Blackberry during a run. His accident spawned a new word: a “Twinjury...

vendorizing

vendorizing  n.— «The first problem I came to is that, stupid me for not knowing, activesupport bundles some gems (they coined the term “vendorizing” but it’s just bundling, and it’s just as well ); of these four (builder, i18n, memcache...

Hip-Hop Book of Rhymes (minicast)

Hip-hop is high art. If you don’t understand that, you’re missing out on some of the best poetry being created today. Grant talks about the new book by English professor Adam Bradley called Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop.

dieback

dieback  n.— «The team believes that the process, known as dieback, will begin when average global temperatures reach around 15C. Weather system changes will mean less rainfall on the jungle which will result in saplings failing to reach...

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