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Postal Abbreviations - 8 July 2009

07/08/09
What's the deal with using the two-letter postal code abbreviations for states, instead of the longer, more formal abbreviations That is, ... tags: ArtsEducationEnglishetymologygrammarhistorylanguage

Interesting Lingerie Facts 1

06/23/09
Interesting Lingerie Facts 1, Hot Facts Girl Model RebeccaFacts About Lingerie including Bras, Panties, Word Origins, Victoria Secrets, ... tags: AboutAmazing_Lingerie_FactsBrasbuycorsetsCrazy_Lingerie_Factsetc.

Martha: A Collection of Collective Nouns - 26 Sept. 2007

09/26/07
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for The results of the A Way with Words Collective Noun Contest What collective noun would you ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Martha: The Love Dimple - 3 Oct. 2007

10/03/07
What's the name for that little dent in your upper lip It's called a philtrum. Martha reveals the erotic origins of this word, and proves ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Martha: Appalachian Cackleberries - 10 Oct. 2007

10/10/07
Martha reminisces about her family's mountain roots while dipping into the delicious vocabulary of Southernisms found in the Dictionary of ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Martha and Grant: Hey, That's Mine! - 17 Oct. 2007

10/17/07
When you were a child and wanted to lay claim to something, what did you say Did you call dibs Or did you hosey it A caller is curious ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Grant: Dangerous Books You Should Read - 24 Oct. 2007

10/24/07
Discover the joys and temptations of two new books of collected wisdom The Yale Book of Quotations, edited by Fred Shapiro, and James ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Martha and Grant: Let's Blow This Joint - 31 Oct. 2007

10/31/07
A caller sends Grant and Martha off on a slang-infested trip about ways of saying a fast good-bye. Listen as they blow pop, popcorn, and ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Martha and Grant: The Blue Bark Mystery - 7 Nov. 2007

11/08/07
A caller asks a delicate question about the phrase 'blue bark shipment,' a term involving the transport of deceased members of the ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Martha and Grant: Points on a Compass, the Saga Continues

11/14/07
Remember Tom, the guy who's still trying to remember a word he insists he learned long ago meaning 'the points on a compass' That call ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Grant: Nosy Parkers and Butternuts - 20 Nov. 2007

11/21/07
Grant goes through the mailbag, offering answers about the terms 'nosy parker,' 'out of pocket,' and about whether the word 'falsehood' has ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning

Season Premiere: Howdy, It's a Wit's War! - 26 Nov. 2007

11/26/07
It's a brand-new season here on 'A Way with Words' To celebrate, Martha and Grant are noodling with anagrams--including the one in the ... tags: ArtsEducationenglishetymologygrammarlanguagelearning