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Wednesday’s Words: The Slang Game

Well cut off my legs and call me shorty! That particular bit of slang came from the 1940s. Can you guess what decades the rest of these came from? Heave, meaning to vomit Bitch, meaning to gripe Having the hots for someone To finger someone To come clean Groovy Sore, meaning angry Babe, meaning an […]

Wednesday’s Words: Almost Exactly

My mother died almost exactly three years ago. To understand the humor rather than the pathos behind that sentence, I’ll have to tell you a bit about my mother. She spoke with perfect diction, in unstilted, unaccented English, and she loved words and word games, especially the kind of game where you take a word […]