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Retcon Phenomenon

Retcon, short for retroactive continuity, is the phenomenon commonly used in video games, comic books, and soap operas where something from a past plotline is changed in order for what’s happening in the present to make sense. Also along those lines...

Dis, Dat, and Dose

Depending on your ancestry, or where in the country you’re from, you might pronounce the words this that them there and those as dis dat dem dere and dose. This is part of a complete episode.

I Can’t Even

Among Grant’s candidates for his 2014 Words of the Year list are the phrases “I can’t even” and “Can you not.” This is part of a complete episode.

Stephen King Quote for Writers

All writers should heed the advice of Stephen King: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” This is part of a complete episode.

Inflationary Language

In an earlier episode, we played a game in which we raised the ante on words with hidden “numbers” inside them. For example, forever became five-ever. Many listeners wrote to share Victor Borge’s hilarious Inflationary Language...

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