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Episode 1532

Off the Turnip Truck

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when people disagreed over the best word to use when answering the phone. Alexander Graham Bell suggested answering with ahoy! but Thomas Edison was partial to hello! A fascinating new book about...

chestnut revolution

chestnut revolution  n.— «Chairman of the Russian State Duma international affairs committee Mikhail Margelov has expressed doubt that Ukraine would see a “chestnut revolution’ in case opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko loses the...