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Ologies

What’s your favorite -ology? Perhaps alethiology, the study of truth, from the Greek alethia? Theologians might concern themselves with naology, the study of holy buildings. This is part of a complete episode.

rollup

rollup  n.— «Patrick Neil, a division manager for Ventura County’s probation department, would not comment on why Avary was removed from the furlough program. “Any causes behind a rollup is not something we can discuss,” Neil...

Ralph Kramden

Ralph Kramden  n.— «In truth this get-up was pretty much the unvarying male uniform last summer also, but this year an unexpected element has been added to the look, and that is a burgeoning potbelly one might term the Ralph Kramden...

crimalien

crimalien  n.—Gloss: criminal + illegal alien «Not all Mexicans are crimaliens—however all ILLEGAL immigrants are crimaliens—if the truth hurts—change the truth—close the borders—clean up the mess we have allowed ourselves to get into...

Birther

Birther  n.— «Bill Clinton had the Vince Foster “murder.” George W. Bush had 9/11 Truth. And the new administration has brought with it a new culture of conspiracy: The Birthers. Out of the gaze of the mainstream and even the...

Love Joe Floggers? So Don’t I! (minicast)

Time to solve another linguistic mystery. You’re in a restaurant. You overhear a conversation at the next table. The woman says to her friend, “You know, I just love the taste of joe floggers.” And her dining companion replies...

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