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A listener wonders why his girlfriend remarks “hubba-hubba” when he’s dressing up for the night. The flirty call had its heyday in the 1940s, when World War II soldiers would see a pretty lady walking down the street. Although no...


Martha shares the German slang term niveaulimbo, meaning “a limbo of standards.” This is part of a complete episode.

Crash Blossoms

Some call them crash blossoms, those funny turns of phrase that copy editors may or may not intend, like “Milk Drinkers Turn To Powder.” More about crash blossoms in this article in Good by Mark Peters. This is part of a complete episode.


jigger  n.— «A railcar ride is not like a trip on any comfy old commuter train. That is actually one reason the railroads once used railcars, which are also called speeders, jiggers or putt-putts.» —“Putt-Putting Along the...